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http://www.who.int/tb/areas-of-work/drug-resistant-tb/treatment/gdg-meeting-mdr-rr-tb-treatment-2018-update/en/

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  • TITLE: Descriptive Epidemiology of Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Bangladesh

    AUTHORS: Abu Bakar Siddik, Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Sanjana Zaman, Basana Marma, Gias Uddin Ahsan, Mohammad Rashed Uzzaman, Arman Hossain, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader

    KEYWORDS: MDR-TB, Risk Factors, Descriptive Study, Epidemiology, Bangladesh

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Tuberculosis Research, Vol.6 No.4, December 13, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Background: The number of reported MDR-TB cases has been increasing in recent years. Objectives: To describe the epidemiological profile of MDR-TB cases in Bangladesh. Design: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Settings: The study was conducted among the multi drug resistant tuberculosis patient admitted in the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital (NIDCH) Dhaka, Bangladesh. Samples: 148 confirmed cases of MDR-TB. Materials and Methods: Hospital admitted MRD-TB cases were randomly chosen from the above mentioned hospital. Semi-structured and pretested questionnaire were introduced by researcher. Clinical and treatment data i.e. duration of TB drug intake, report of sputum, X-ray and blood test etc. were extracted from the hospital record. Results: Study found, majority of the participants (56.1%) were in the age group of 16 - 30 years. 64.2% of the study subjects were married. Majority of the participants education were whether under primary or primary level. 24.3% participant’s family member and 14.5% of neighbor were having TB. Most common comorbidity were diabetes, pulmonary infection, hearing loss, psychiatric symptoms, chest pain, joint pain etc. 63.5% respondent had high degree of AFB for sputum positivity and more than 98% had positive finding in X-ray chest. On an average ESR was low and also few cases of extremely low ESR were found. 71.6% were under twenty four months regimen. Conclusion: We can conclude that, many possible factors for MDR-TB. There is an urgent need for further study to confirm the exact factors in Bangladesh and address those immediately.