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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión impresa ISSN 0037-8682
GARRIDO, Marlucia Silva et al. Primary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and its control implications in the State of Amazonas, Brazil: report of 3 cases. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.4, pp. 530-532. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822012000400024.
The occurrence of tuberculosis with first-line multidrug resistance leads to the use of alternative medications, often at higher costs, longer treatment periods, and greater clinical complexity. Here, we report 3 patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. One patient with human immunodeficiency virus died before the sensitivity test was performed. The early diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and appropriate treatment should be priorities of the National Tuberculosis Control Program in order to break the chain of transmission. In addition, the possibility of substituting the proportion method with more modern and faster techniques should be urgently evaluated.
Palabras clave : Tuberculosis; Primary drug resistance; Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.