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[Comment] Better and safer treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

From a patient’s point of view, treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis has advanced very little in the past 40 years. A long and difficult course of treatment, even when successful, usually means episodes of serious or life-threatening side-effects or disease complications. Patients who push through are not guaranteed a cure. Some who do survive are left with permanent disability.