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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012

Letter

Treatment Duration for Patients with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, United States

Carla A. WinstonComments to Author  and Kiren Mitruka
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Treatment duration, by drug-resistance pattern, among reported tuberculosis case-patients who completed treatment, United States, 2006. Cases were among patients who were alive and initiated therapy at diagnosis and who had start and end therapy dates as well as results for initial drug susceptibility testing to isoniazid, rifampin, and ethambutol. Susceptibility testing was conducted on culture-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from any specimen type.

Figure. . . Treatment duration, by drug-resistance pattern, among reported tuberculosis case-patients who completed treatment, United States, 2006. Cases were among patients who were alive and initiated therapy at diagnosis and who had start and end therapy dates as well as results for initial drug susceptibility testing to isoniazid, rifampin, and ethambutol. Susceptibility testing was conducted on culture-positive Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from any specimen type.

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