Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Indonesia

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Abstract

There is growing concern, even among developed countries, about the increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Results are reported from a study investigating ofloxacin used in the treatment of 57 patients with MDR-TB. Patients received ofloxacin 400 mg/day as well as three other sensitive anti-TB drugs based on susceptibility tests. Treatment duration was 9 months. Preliminary results of 35 evaluable patients show 55% of MDR-TB cases converted to smear and culture negative within 3 months of therapy. Ofloxacin in combination with other sensitive anti-TB medication shows promise in the treatment of MDR-TB and further studies are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-29
Number of pages6
JournalChemotherapy
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

Keywords

  • Drug resistance
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • Ofloxacin

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