Indian reported at least 12 patients infected with TDR-tuberculosis by Dr. Zarir F. Udwadia

In the letter to Editor of journal Clinical infectious Diseases (CID), Dr. Z.F.Udwadia

Wrote “.  Three years after extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis was first described in 2006, Velayati et al [1] drew attention to the emergence of totally drug-resistant (TDR) tuberculosis in a cohort of 15 patients from Iran, resistant to all first- and second-line drugs. Since the first cases of XDR tuberculosis in India were reported from the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre [2], physicians here have grappled with increasingly resistant strains of tuberculosis. We describe the first patients from India with TDR tuberculosis"

Source : :      2012/1/17

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