Successful treatment of multi-focal XDR tuberculous osteomyelitis.
J Infect Public Health. 2015 Nov 26;
Authors: Alshukairi AN, Alrajhi AA, Alamri AW, Alothman AF
We herein describe the nosocomial transmission of a pre-XDR or MDR case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a HIV-negative health care worker in an area endemic for MDR and XDR tuberculosis. Following inadequate therapy and non-compliance, he presented with extra-pulmonary XDR tuberculosis in the form of multi-focal osteomyelitis and encysted pleural effusion. He was cured after two years of treatment with various anti-tuberculous drugs in addition to interferon gamma.
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