Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

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  • initialism pathology extremely drug resistant tuberculosis

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Examples

  • A major hurdle in treating MDR-TB and XDR-TB is that the course lasts up to two years and is 200 to 1,000 times more expensive than regular TB drugs.

    The Scourge of TB

  • Doctors detected XDR-TB after noticing that AIDS patients, who are particularly vulnerable to tuberculosis, were dying even after being treated for TB and starting antiretrovirals.

    The Scourge of TB

  • India and China have the largest numbers of tuberculosis cases, and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been found in nearly every country, with XDR-TB in at least 57 countries.

    The Scourge of TB

  • But before his mother died, she also passed along the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) infection that killed her.

    The Scourge of TB

  • Doctors detected XDR-TB after noticing that AIDS patients, who are particularly vulnerable to tuberculosis, were dying even after being treated for TB and starting antiretrovirals.

    The Scourge of TB

  • In the first reported outbreak of XDR-TB in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 52 of 53 patients with XDR-TB died.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • In the first reported outbreak of XDR-TB in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, 52 of 53 patients with XDR-TB died.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • We have long been concerned about drug-resistant tuberculosis and in recent years, more concerned about the extremely drug resistant tuberculosis XDR-TB.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • We have long been concerned about drug-resistant tuberculosis and in recent years, more concerned about the extremely drug resistant tuberculosis XDR-TB.

    Kolleen Bouchane: Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

  • Even with treatment, multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis kills 30 percent of those infected, while XDR-TB kills roughly 60 percent.

    The Scourge of TB

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