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Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: Beware patients lost to follow-up

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7570.705 (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:705
  1. Ulf R Dahle, senior scientist (ulf.dahle@fhi.no)
  1. Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway

    EDITOR—Lawn and Wilkinson report on the global emergence of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis.1 An outbreak of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis has been ongoing for a decade in Norway.2 In 1994 treatment was started in a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis who was lost to follow-up. One …

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