In this community, professionals share information regarding the clinical, programmatic and community-oriented aspects of early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Members also use this forum to promote universal access to quality care for MDR-TB.

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Masoud Dara, MD
WHO Europe - EURO
Christopher Gilpin, PhD, MPH
World Health Organization - WHO
Dylan Tierney
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity

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by Joseph Aghatise

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Updated: 27 Feb, 2017
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Sputum vs Culture

Chaitali Nikam replied

Dear Ranjan, The correct sample & sample volumes are as follow: 500 ul of decontaminated sediment not sputum (500 ul of decontaminated specimen is prepared by concentration of 3-5 ml of sputum sample by NALC-NAOH method). About 1000ul of liquid culture; actually 1 ml of liquid culture; that showed positive ... read more

Updated: 26 Feb, 2017
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Anti-tuberculosis drug induced hypothyroidism

Zami Temesgen replied

Hypothyroidism is classically associated with para-aminosalicylic acid, ethionamide, and prothionamide. read more

Updated: 22 Feb, 2017
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Drug Resistance TB- Isoniazid and Ethambutol

Akash Rajak replied

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Anuj K Bhatnagar (Rajan Babu Institute for Pulmonary Medicine and Tuberculosis) for treatment of my younger sister who was suffering from drug resistance tuberculosis. I also like to pay my regards to Dr. Urvashi B Singh (AIIMS) for helping me ... read more

Updated: 22 Feb, 2017
Recommendations: 7
Replies: 16

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Anna Tsvetkova

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Russian Federation

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Sachin Salim

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Clinton Health Access Initiative - CHAI

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