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Monday, January 9, 2012

India : No cases of TDR Tuberculosis in Karnataka

Via IBN Live :

" BANGALORE: Following the reports of deaths of some patients from Totally Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, (TDR TB) which is far more dangerous than Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) and Extreme Drug Resistant (XDR) forms in Mumbai, experts say that improper treatment regimens followed by private practitioners and non-compliance to the whole course of proper treatment makes tuberculosis patient vulnerable to this deadly infection.

According to the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD), which is a government-run institute specializing in treating tuberculosis, there were no cases of TDR in the State.

A total number of 450 MDR cases were treated since 2005, of which only 219 patients could complete the treatment. The institute had also detected two patients with XDR inthe year 2010-11."

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