Send to

Choose Destination
Annu Rev Med. 2009;60:307-20. doi: 10.1146/

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a new face to an old pathogen.

Author information

Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510-8002, USA.


The presence and consequences of resistance to drugs used for the treatment of tuberculosis have long been neglected. The recent detection and recognition of widespread multiple-drug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis have raised interest and concern among clinicians and public health authorities globally. In this article, we describe the current global status of drug-resistant tuberculosis. We discuss the development of resistance, current management, and strategies for control.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center