The tip of the iceberg: Alarming increase in the detection of MDR-TB

Keertan Dheda


In this issue of SARJ, Narsingh et al.[1] highlight the alarming and burgeoning problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).[2] More recently, this has been supplanted by an increasing burden of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB),[3] and resistance beyond XDR-TB.[3] The problem of programmatically incurable TB and its spread, in our communities, from home-discharged index cases has recently been highlighted.

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Keertan Dheda, Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine & University of Cape Town Lung Institute, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2017;23(2):26-28. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2017.v23i2.136

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Date submitted: 2017-06-22
Date published: 2017-06-22

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