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Control of multidrug resistant tuberculosis

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:736

DOTS-plus strategy will be hard to implement

  1. Jaime E Ollé-Goig (
  1. President of the Catalan Association for the Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis in the Third World. Apartado postal 9802, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    EDITOR—Farmer and Kim propose a “DOTS-plus” strategy to attempt controlling multidrug resistant tuberculosis.1 As much as I sympathise with them, after following several patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis and watching them die, I am concerned and sceptical about such a …

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