1. What is drug-resistant tuberculosis?
Drug-resistant tuberculosis means that tuberculosis in patients with tuberculosis cannot be killed by one or more anti-TB drugs. The more types of drugs tolerated, the more difficult it is to treat.
2. Why does drug-resistant TB occur?
The main reasons are the delay in diagnosis of ordinary TB patients, unreasonable chemotherapy, drug abuse, lack of management or poor management, especially the lack of direct supervision of chemotherapy; on the other hand, the patient's cultural quality, health level, economic basis, and adverse drug reactions make patients Drugs cannot be used throughout the course and lead to the emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
3. What are the dangers of drug-resistant tuberculosis?
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is more severe than ordinary tuberculosis, and is difficult to cure. The most serious is almost no medicine. The treatment time is 2 years, which is 3-4 times that of ordinary tuberculosis. The treatment cost is expensive, which is 100 times that of ordinary tuberculosis. The incidence of reactions is high; the cure rate is low, and the highest cure rate is only 50-60%, so it is necessary to prevent the occurrence of drug resistance; the disease course is long, and the chance of spreading to others is more; Therefore, ordinary tuberculosis patients should actively cooperate with their doctors, insist on treatment, and do not stop the drug randomly until they are cured to prevent the development of drug resistance.
4. Why do drug-resistant TB need long-term regular treatment?
Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a special bacterium that cannot be killed by some anti-TB drugs. Treating it requires long-term and uninterrupted treatment in combination with a number of effective drugs.
(1) It is necessary to take medicine for a long time to kill all stubborn bacteria. The duration of treatment is usually about two years.
(2) Only by insisting on taking the medicine daily, can it ensure that the medicine reaches the concentration of killing bacteria in the lesion.