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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Nov;83(5):1056-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0145.

Outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among binational cases in El Paso, Texas.

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Weston, Florida 33331, USA. ferrerg@ccf.org

Abstract

In the United States, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is more commonly seen among foreign-born patients. We report outcomes for 46 patients with MDR-TB who were born in Mexico and treated along the United States-Mexico border. According to our definition, 30 were cured, 3 showed treatment failure, 3 died, and 10 abandoned treatment. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can be successfully treated on an ambulatory basis.

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