Multidrug and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR) epidemic in Peru: situation and proposals for its control

Authors

  • Hernán Del Castillo Unión Nacional Contra La Tuberculosis. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Neumología, Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño. Lima, Perú. Médico Neumólogo.
  • Alberto Mendoza-Ticona Unión Nacional Contra La Tuberculosis. Lima, Perú. Centro Nacional de Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud. Lima, Perú. Médico Infectólogo.
  • Juan Carlos Saravia Unión Nacional Contra La Tuberculosis. Lima, Perú. ESN PCT Red Túpac Amaru, Dirección de Salud Lima Ciudad. Lima, Perú. Médico Neumólogo.
  • José G. Somocurcio Unión Nacional Contra La Tuberculosis. Lima, Perú. Servicio de Cirugía de Tórax y Cardiovascular, Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unanue. Lima, Perú. Médico Cirujano de Tórax y Cardiovascular.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2009.263.1391

Keywords:

Tuberculosis, multidrug-resistant, Public health, Poverty, Peru

Abstract

In this paper we describe the current situation of the epidemic of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB MDR) and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB XDR) in Peru. We do an analysis of our situation in comparison with the rest of Latin America, and of the temporal spatial distribution of the TB XDR cases in Lima, We also present our reflection about what is happening and we believe it must change, as summarized in giving due weight to a problem that is coming over andwe should put before own interests, the interests of humanity, therefore we cannot keep silent, and we must declare TB as a national health emergency. That is an answer, hopefully, still viable for Peru.

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Published

2009-09-30

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Symposium

How to Cite

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Del Castillo H, Mendoza-Ticona A, Saravia JC, Somocurcio JG. Multidrug and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR) epidemic in Peru: situation and proposals for its control. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2009 Sep. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];26(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1391

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