Saturday, January 21, 2012

New TB aconym

On Monday we will discuss MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant TB) and XDR-TB (extensively drug resistant TB). Although a completely resistant strain was identified in Italy in 2007 it wasn't until reports from India this week that the name TDR-TB (totally drug resistant TB) seems to have become general.

The Indian Government is disputing whether the strain is totally or merely extensively drug resistant but in either case it is not good news for India which sees about 2 million new cases of Tuberculosis each year.

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