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Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) should be considered in patients with: (PGI Nov 2011)



A Contact with a known case of MDR TB

B Clinical Deterioration

C Sputum smear positive at 5 months of treatment

D All of the above

Ans. D

All of the above

Multi Drug Resistant TB

MDR-TB is defined by the presence of resistance to both Rifampicin and isoniazid with or without other resistance.

MDR TB should be considered in patients with:

1). Previous drug treatment for TB

2). Contact with a case of known MDRTB

3). HIV infection

4). Failure of clinical response on treatment

5). Prolonged sputum smear or culture positive while on treatment (smear positivity at 4 months or culture positivity at 5 months)

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