Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, Burkina Faso

Nuccia Saleri, Gisèle Badoum, Martial Ouedraogo, Sary M. Dembélé, Rachel Nacanabo, Victor Bonkoungou, Daniela Cirillo, Gabriele Pinsi, Alberto Matteelli

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Because data from countries in Africa are limited, we measured the proportion of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) cases among TB patients in Burkina Faso for whom retreatment was failing. Of 34 patients with multidrug-resistant TB, 2 had an XDR TB strain. Second-line TB drugs should be strictly controlled to prevent further XDR TB increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology


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