The emergence of M. tuberculosis (MTB) resistance to anti- TB drugs has been a major public health obstacle to achieve the goal of effective global TB control. Drug resistance in M. tuberculosis isolates arises from spontaneous genetic mutations and can be enhanced by poor adherence of patients to anti-TB drugs. Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) portrays a very grave danger and particularly challenging to treatment interventions while extensively drug resistance TB (XDR-TB) is virtually untreatable and should by all means be avoided.
Citation: Uzoewulu NG, Ibeh IN, Lawson L, Goyal M, Umenyonu N, et al. (2014) Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Tertiary Hospital South East, Nigeria. J Med Microb Diagn 3:141.