Measurements and Main Results: At 3 months of treatment, 68 (88.3%) of the 77 patients in the LFX group and 67 (90.5%) of the 74 in theMXF group showed conversion to negative sputum cultures (odds ratio for LFX compared with MXF, 0.78; 95% confidence interval, 0.27-2.20). Adverse drug reactions were reported in six patients (7.7%) in the LFX group and four (5.2%) in theMXF group (P = 0.75). Conclusions:ThechoiceofLFXorMXFfortreatmentofpatientswithMDRTB may not affect sputum culture conversion at 3 months of treatment. Clinical trial registered with www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT 01055145).
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2013|
- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis