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Drug-Resistant TB Case In U.S. Child Highlights Difficulties In Diagnosing, Treating Disease

Associated Press: Rare TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating children
“…Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it’s particularly challenging for young children who are harder even to diagnose, much less treat. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center are reporting how they successfully treated one of the few tots ever diagnosed in the United States with the worst kind — extensively drug-resistant TB, or XDR-TB, which is impervious to a list of medicines…” (Neergaard, 11/15).