Navigating challenges in management of drug resistant tuberculosis: Case experience from Nepal

Authors

  • Avatar Verma Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Narendra Bhatta Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Deebya Raj Mishra Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Achyut Bhakta Acharya Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Rejina Shahi Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Sion Hangma Limbu Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Srijan Katuwal Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v1i1.45299

Keywords:

Adverse effect of drugs, Challenges, Drug resistant tuberculosis, Drug Regimen

Abstract

Drug resistant tuberculosis (DR TB) a severe form of TB is a disease of concern. Its treatment requires multiple toxic drugs for prolonged duration because of which, often have complicated course requiring close supervision, continuous encouragement from physician, management of side effects and modification of drug regimen for successful outcome. In this report, we are presenting a case of diabetic patient suffering from DR TB highlighting key diagnostic and management challenges.

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Published

2022-05-23

How to Cite

Verma, A., Bhatta, N., Mishra, D. R., Acharya, A. B., Shahi, R., Limbu, S. H., & Katuwal, S. (2022). Navigating challenges in management of drug resistant tuberculosis: Case experience from Nepal. Nepalese Respiratory Journal, 1(1), 28–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/nrj.v1i1.45299

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Case Reports