The Relationship between Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli.
PLoS One. 2015;10(7):e0134998
Authors: Zhao JN, Zhang XX, He XC, Yang GR, Zhang XQ, Li HC
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) is unclear. Identification of the relationship between XDR-TB and MDR-GNB would have important implications for patient care.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study reviewing the records of patients admitted with a confirmed pulmonary TB from 2011 to 2014. To identify the relationship between XDR-TB and MDR-GNB, univariable comparison and multivariable logistic regression were performed.
RESULTS: Among 2962 pulmonary TB patients, 45(1.5%) patients had a diagnosis of XDR-TB. A total of 165 MDR-GNB strains were detected in 143 (4.8%) pulmonary TB patients. XDR-TB patients had a significantly higher occurrence of MDR-GNB than non-XDR-TB patients (24.4% vs. 4.5%; P<0.001). Age (OR 1.02, 95% CI 1.01-1.03), hypoalbuminemia (OR 1.48, 95% CI 1.18-1.85), chronic renal failure (OR 6.67, 95% CI 1.42-31.47), chronic hepatic insufficiency (OR 1.99, 95% CI 1.15-3.43), presence of XDR-TB (OR 6.56, 95% CI 1.61-26.69), and duration of TB diagnostic delay (OR 1.01, 95% CI 1.00-1.02) were the independent risk factors for MDR-GNB infection.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with XDR-TB have a significantly higher risk of being affected by MDR-GNB pathogen. The underlying mechanism association warrant further studies.
PMID: 26230499 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]