Fatal case of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype infection in an injecting drug user, Athens, Greece, 2012

K. Leuow, D. Papaventsis*, S. Kourkoundi, P. Ioannidis, S. Karabela, S. Tsikrika, I. Marinou, A. Papavasileiou, M. Stone, Francis Drobniewski, V. Paparisos, E. Vogiatzakis

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Abstract

We present the first fatal case of extensively drugresistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in an injecting drug user (IDU) in Athens, Greece, co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus and discuss the implications for public health. Despite immediate initiation of treatment, the patient's condition gradually deteriorated and he died 16 days after hospital admission because of multiple organ failure. The contact tracing investigation revealed no further infections among the patient's contacts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume18
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2013

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