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New diagnostics and better treatments for multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB)Symposium Chairs:
F. Cobelens (Amsterdam, Netherlands), G. Guenther (Borstel, Germany)Aims:
This symposium will provide information on the mechanisms of drug resistance in M.tuberculosis.
World-leading experts will present the latest information regarding the epidemiology of M/XDR-TB, especially in Europe, which is where the majority of cases worldwide are identified. The priorities in M/XDR-TB care and research will also be defined, and the latest information on new drugs and new guidelines for the management of patients with M/XDR-TB will be provided.