Long-term follow-up reveals high post-treatment mortality among patients with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis in the country of Georgia
Overall mortality and specifically post-treatment mortality were high among patients with XDR-TB. Patients with an unfavorable end-of-treatment outcome had an increased risk of death during follow-up. The findings highlight the need for improved adherence, better tolerated and shorter therapies, and enhanced post-treatment surveillance among patients treated for XDR-TB.
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