Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in patients for whom first-line treatment failed, Mongolia, 2010–2011

Claudia C. Dobler*, Sarah Korver, Ochirbat Batbayar, Batiargal Nyamdulam, Sodnomdarjaa Oyuntsetseg, Bold Tsolmon, Bazarragchaa Surmaajav, Byambaa Bayarjargal, Ben J. Marais

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In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was diagnosed for more than a third of new sputum smear–positive tuberculosis patients for whom treatment had failed. This finding suggests a significant risk for community-acquired MDR TB and a need to make rapid molecular drug susceptibility testing available to more people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


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