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Disease Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant

Name Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant
Synonyms Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis | MDR Tuberculosis | Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis | Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis | Tuberculosis, Drug Resistant | Tuberculosis, Drug-Resistant | Tuberculosis, MDR | Tuberculosis, Multidrug Resistant | Tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistant | Tuberculosis, Multi-Drug Resistant
Definition Tuberculosis resistant to chemotherapy with two or more ANTITUBERCULAR AGENTS, including at least ISONIAZID and RIFAMPICIN. The problem of resistance is particularly troublesome in tuberculous OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS associated with HIV INFECTIONS. It requires the use of second line drugs which are more toxic than the first line regimens. TB with isolates that have developed further resistance to at least three of the six classes of second line drugs is defined as EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis
MeSH® ID D018088
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DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Actinomycetales Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mycobacterium Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tuberculosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes