Notes for Physicians in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis
Dr. J Suo
2000 Vol.16 NO.3
● The case rate of drug-resistant tuberculosis has been increasing worldwide. It has become a major threat to human beings in the coming century.
● Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is almost incurable.
● The rate of initial multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Taiwan was estimated to be 1.6% in 1996 (J Formos Med Assoc, 1998), and it is increasing alarmingly.
● The active participation of physicians in the tuberculosis control is most essential to prevent the continuous spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.