DEVELOPMENT OF MDR TB IN SHORT DURATION IN A PATIENT RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR SIMPLE TB: A CASE REPORT

  • Muhammad Kashif Munir
  • Sana Rehman
  • Rizwan Iqbal
  • Muhammad Saqib Saeed

Abstract

AbstractMultidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) is becoming more cumbersome especially in developing countries. Already supportive infrastructures are weak as compared to disease burden. Numerous diagnostic techniques for early diagnosis of TB and MDR TB have brought incremental improvements however; the technical intricacies of these assays and their reliance on enthusiastic laboratory infrastructure have restricted their implementation, particularly in low – resource and high – burden settings. Recently introduced GeneXpert MTB / RIF assay simultaneously detects the presence of MTB, and its susceptibility to the important first – line drug rifampicin. Aim of this report is to understand the role of physician in prompt diagnosis and its control in spread of MDR TB and conversion of normal TB to MDR TB using available resources. Watchfulness of physician is an important factor in treating TB patients and early diagnosis of MDR TB using available resources. A good skilled team work is necessary to locate such cases in early stages and pro-mpt treatment can save many lives and ultimately serve as a big barrier in spreading primary MDR TB.Keywords:  MDR TB, Tuberculosis, Prompt Diagnosis, GeneXpert.
Published
2016-01-08
How to Cite
MUNIR, Muhammad Kashif et al. DEVELOPMENT OF MDR TB IN SHORT DURATION IN A PATIENT RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR SIMPLE TB: A CASE REPORT. Annals of King Edward Medical University, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 4, p. 301, jan. 2016. ISSN 2079-0694. Available at: <http://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/779>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v21i4.779.
Section
Medicine & Allied