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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

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CLAROS ESPINOZA, Karen Griselda; CORDOVA ARANCIBIA, Hebe  and  CORTEZ ROMERO, Virginia Victoria. TUBERCULOSIS EXTREMADAMENTE DROGORRESISTENTE (XDR): UNA AMENAZA PERMANENTE. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.1, pp.29-34. ISSN 1817-7433.

Tuberculosis (TB) is an illness that affects worldwide countries, mostly affecting poor countries. For a long time, tuberculosis was the first cause of death by infectious illness in the world, until the VIH/AIDS took that place. Lastly, tuberculosis isgettingthe same importance than before, because ofthe emergency of multidrug-resistantTB strains, with an extremely lethal form called extensively drug-resistantTB (XDRTB).

Keywords : Tuberculosis; multidrug-resistant; extensively drug-resistant; first-line antituberculosis drugs; second-line antituberculosis drugs.

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