Journal article

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Australia, 1998-2012

JR Francis, P Manchikanti, CC Blyth, J Denholm, C Lowbridge, C Coulter, E Donnan, R Stapledon, VL Krause, J Waring

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | INT UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS LUNG DISEASE (I U A T L D) | Published : 2018


OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology and outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) diagnosed in Australia between 1998 and 2012. DESIGN: A retrospective review was undertaken involving all patients with laboratory-confirmed MDR-TB notified in Australia between 1998 and 2012 inclusive. Demographic, clinical and laboratory features are described. Clinical outcomes were defined according to World Health Organization definitions of treatment success (cure and treatment completion), treatment failure, death, loss to follow-up (including transfer out), or not evaluated at treatment completion. RESULTS: A total of 244 cases of MDR-TB were diagnosed in Australia during the study perio..

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