Tuberculosis, antibiotic-resistant
A variant of TB that is not affected by one or more of the antibiotics normally used to treat it. If the strain of TB is unaffected by more than one medication, it is called multidrug resistant (MDR) TB. A person with any form of drug-resistant TB will need care from a specialist who knows how to use stronger medications. These forms of TB are particularly contagious. Family members and other contacts of diagnosed patients may also need to take

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