An update on repurposed medications for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis

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Drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis are a major public health problem with a serious global impact. Although there have recently been two new drugs introduced for the treatment of drug-resistant TB (bedaquiline and delamanid), the current therapeutic armamentarium is limited. Because treatment of drug-resistant TB requires the use of a multi-drug regimen, there has been growing interest in the use of antibiotics developed for other infectious pathogens but that have shown efficacy in the treatment of TB.

Publication Date 
February 2016
Resource Type 
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
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