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Disease Control Implications of India’s Changing Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Epidemic

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a major health challenge in India that is gaining increasing public attention, but the implications of India’s evolving MDR TB epidemic are poorly understood.

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Treat tuberculosis in pregnancy using first-line agents, but wait for second-line agents

Beware of false-positive skin tests in pregnant women vaccinated with BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine for tuberculosis [TB]), in those previously treated for TB infection, or in those previously infected with other Mycobacterium species. False negatives can occur in those with compromised immune systems (eg, HIV) or due to technical… 

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