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Lancet Infect Dis. 2001 Oct;1(3):199-202.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis--can the tide be turned?

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  • 1Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Windeyer Institute for Medical Science, London, UK.


Despite continued control efforts, tuberculosis remains a leading cause of illness and death worldwide, with more cases today than at any previous time in history. Not only is there a global increase in the disease itself, there is a worrying rise in the number of cases resistant to the two principal antituberculosis drugs, isoniazid and rifampicin--so called multidrug resistance.

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