PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY ?AS ADVERSE EFFECT OF MULTI DRUG RESISTANT PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CHEMOTHERAPY.
*Yadav Prashant (MD) and Kumar Anand (MD)
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis is defined as mycobacterium tuberculosis that is resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin, with or without resistance to other drugs. Emergence and spread of multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) can threaten the global Tuberculosis control. The treatment of MDR TB is prolonged, expensive and often unsuccessful. Drug toxicity are important factors leading to defaultation or poor treatment adherence and ultimately low cure rate in MDR TB treatment. Here we report a case of MDR Pulmonary Tuberculosis patient presented with us peripheral neuropathy as a adverse effect of second line drugs.
Keywords: MDR TB, Peripheral Neuropathy.
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