Flashcards in Tuberculosis Deck (7)
What is meant by drug-sensitive TB?
Responds to antibiotic therapy (RIPE)
What is meant by MDR (multi-drug resistant) TB?
Resistant to rifampicin and isoniazid
What is meant by XDR (extremely drug resistant) TB?
resistant to rifampicin, isoniazid, injectable antibiotics (amikacin, kanamycin and carpreomycin) and resistant to any fluroquinolone
What is the most common cause of tuberculosis?
Aside from mycobacterium tuberculosis, what other bacteria can lead to tuberculosis?
M. bovis, M. africanum, M. microti and M. canetti
What kind of mycobacterium doesn't lead to TB?