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Table 2 Course of disease, outcome

From: Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis in a high income country: A report of four unrelated cases

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4
First time TB diagnosis 1995 1992 1985 2001
Immigration Date August-97 July-97 March-92 March-03
Duration between TB and MDR TB diagnosis 2 years 5 years 12 years 2 years
Duration between MDR TB and XDR TB diagnosis 2 years 5 years 1.3 years concurrent
Duration between XDR TB diagnosis and end of antituberculous drug therapy in Germany 2.4 years 1.9 years 2 years 2.5 years
Overall length of inhospital treatment in Germany 4.5 years 6 years 6 years 11 months
Outcome treatment failure cure death cure
Last sputum cultures positive negative positive negative
Radiologic signs of activity present not present present not present
Known transmission of XDR strain to contacts no no no no