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Bedaquiline –A new drug against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

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Author Details: Sankalp Yadav, Gautam Rawal

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2797

Print ISSN : 2394-2789

Article First Page : 106

Article End Page : 107


The infectious diseases have taken a toll on the rapidly multiplying population of the developing countries. The top three killers being HIV AIDS, TB and malaria. The total number of deaths due to TB is really a cause of concern since a well laid national program is running in most of these countries. However, even in the presence of clear guidelines to treat TB, there has always been a gradual rise in the new cases with few exceptions in some of these resource-constrained countries. The issue becomes graver when the problem of drug-resistant TB also comes into the picture. In the present article, the authors highlight the introduction of the new drug i.e., Bedaquiline in India to counter the problem of multidrug-resistant TB.

Keywords: Bedaquiline, Drug; Drug-resistant, TB; Tuberculosis

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