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Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Pregnancy*: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Klaus-Dieter K. L. Lessnau, MD, FCCP; Samer Qarah, MD
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*From the Weill Medical School (Dr. Lessnau), Cornell University, New York, NY; and The Brooklyn Hospital Center (Dr. Qarah), Brooklyn, NY.

Correspondence to: Klaus-Dieter Lessnau, MD, FCCP, 300 East 93rd St, No. 18B, New York, NY 10128; e-mail: KLessnau@pol.net



Chest. 2003;123(3):953-956. doi:10.1378/chest.123.3.953
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A woman at 23 weeks’ gestation was treated with rifampin, isoniazid, and ethambutol for cavitary tuberculosis (TB). She did not respond within 3 weeks, and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB was suspected. Direct plating on susceptibility media was performed immediately. Treatment was initiated with IV capreomycin, levofloxacin, para-aminosalicylic acid, pyrazinamide, cycloserine, and high-dose vitamin B6 at 26 weeks’ gestation. The patient delivered vaginally at week 35. The newborn was not infected. Following delivery, ethionamide was added as a sixth drug, and levofloxacin was replaced with moxifloxacin. The patient's sputum became smear-negative and culture-negative for TB. All reported cases of MDR-TB during pregnancy are reviewed.

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