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Profiling Drug Resistance in Immigrants With Tuberculosis

Kayla F. Laserson, ScD; Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH, FCCP
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Affiliations: Atlanta, GA 
 ,  Drs. Laserson and Iademarco are affiliated with the International Activities Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; Dr. Iademarco is also Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Correspondence to: Michael F. Iademarco, MD, MPH, FCCP, Medical Officer-Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333; e-mail: mai9@cdc.gov



Chest. 2000;117(3):623-625. doi:10.1378/chest.117.3.623
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The burden of tuberculosis (TB) is a major impediment to improved health for the world’s population.1 Increasing global TB rates led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare TB a global emergency in 1993. Global TB control efforts, however, are seriously threatened by increasing rates of drug-resistant TB.2 The treatment of TB patients who have drug-resistant strains is exceedingly costly, difficult, and less effective.

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