Monday, August 10, 2009


Here's a quote I skipped in lecture for time. Nothing new, but it really brings home to me exactly how unpleasant the side effects from some second line Tuberculosis drugs are:

Nesri Padayatchi, deputy director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, tells of 35 patients treated with a second-line drug that causes intense nausea. Eight of them, she says, "tried it and said, 'I would rather die.'"

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