Volume 83, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In the United States, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is more commonly seen among foreign-born patients. We report outcomes for 46 patients with MDR-TB who were born in Mexico and treated along the United States–Mexico border. According to our definition, 30 were cured, 3 showed treatment failure, 3 died, and 10 abandoned treatment. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can be successfully treated on an ambulatory basis.


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  • Received : 04 Mar 2010
  • Accepted : 14 May 2010
  • Published online : 05 Nov 2010

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