This study describes the first case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in the Thames Valley and South East Region and discuss the public health implications, highlighting the need to integrate current epidemiological knowledge with clinical expertise in order to diagnose drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) early.The management of the XDR-TB patients is challenging with few treatment options, expensive therapy, side effects of drugs and a longer course of the treatment.
- Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
- Public health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases