Letters Drug resistant tuberculosis

Service for drug resistant tuberculosis exists in the UK

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39605.462338.3A (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1324
  1. Peter D O Davies, consultant physician,
  2. Damian Cullen, service coordinator
  1. 1Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool L14 3PE
  1. mdrtbservice{at}ctc.nhs.uk

So far the United Kingdom seems to be keeping clear of most of the international increase in drug resistant tuberculosis, in particular multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).1 2 But how long can this be maintained?3

The problem with drug resistant tuberculosis is that it is still relatively uncommon but gradually increasing. …

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