Volume 10, Issue 1 (vol- 1 2004)                   Intern Med Today 2004, 10(1): 38-41 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Aim: One of the most today world problems in TB treatment is drug resistance because of its expensive expenditures, high mortality rate and hard controling of the disease. This research is to determine TB patients drug resistant (such as Isoniazid, Rifampin). Materials and Methods: In the research the patients referring to Gorgan rural and urbon health centers during two years that their smear was positive not striken before or treated. The patients were treated TB Antidrugs adviced by WHO. In the case of positive smear after 4 months, The second Anti biogram was done by proportional standard method after the culture. Results: From 260 patients, 31 after the fourth months had positive smear treatment that after (cat II) only two were positive and only one was found to have drug resistance to Isoniazid and Rifampin (MDR). Conclusion: The prevalence and drug resistance rate mycobacterium strainis showed that drug resistance is not so serious here so far however necessary control and consideration must be prevented.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/07/24 | Published: 2004/04/15

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