Linezolid Fact Sheet
MDR-TB is resistant to isoniazid and rifampicin—the two most commonly used anti-TB drugs—while XDR-TB is also resistant to at least half of the second-line medicines used to treat MDR-TB.
Less than half of the patients diagnosed with DR-TB in South Africa are started on treatment. Of those who do start on treatment, only about half of those patients with MDR-TB, and less than 20% of patients with XDR-TB are cured.
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