Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: A review article
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Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a new challenge for Tuberculosis control programs. Lack of effective drugs and high rate of failure in treatment and mortality is a major threat for public health. Treatment of this serious infection needs well-designed individualized dosage regimen and powerful national TB program. In this review we will describe the XDR-TB definition and its epidemiology and will discuss about the treatment options and future opportunities. © 2012, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciencces.