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RFI: Treatment of Multi-Drug-Resistant TB in pregnancy
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I have currently a 30 years old lady who is 7 months pregnant and is 
resistant to all first line anti-TB drugs except Ethambutol. She has 
already taken both cat. 1 and cat. 2 regimen but continue to have 3 
plus AFBs in her sputum. Has anybody got the experience of treating 
MDR TB in pregnancy? Any help will be greatly appreciated. This un-
fortunate lady has 3 children under the age of 8 and 4th is on the 
way. Please help to save the life of this mother. Which 2nd line or 
3rd line anti-TB drugs are safe in pregnancy?


Thank you,

Dr. Javaid A Khan, FRCP (Edin)
Associate Professor & Consultant Chest Physician
Department of Medicine
The Aga Khan University Hospital
Karachi, Pakistan
mailto:javaid.khan@aku.edu

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