Drug-resistant tuberculosis: Pediatric guidelines

Al-Dabbagh M. ; Lapphra K. ; McGloin R. ; Inrig K. ; Schaaf H.S. ; Marais B.J. ; Sauve L. ; Kitai I. ; Kollmann T.R. (2011)


Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection represents a serious and growing problem. For patients infected or suspected of being infected with multidrug or extensively drug-resistant TB, several medications have to be given simultaneously for prolonged periods. Here, we review the literature on treatment and monitoring of adverse effects of pediatric drug-resistant TB therapy in a high resource, low TB burden setting. Copyright © 2011 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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