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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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TORRES, Julio et al. Cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases in a school of the district of Ica, Perú. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.3, pp.497-502. ISSN 1726-4634.

We describe the evolution and features of a cluster of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases that occurred in 2001, in a school located in a sub-urban area of the district of Ica, Peru. We identified 15 students related before becoming infected with tuberculosis. The mean age of the cluster was 15 years. A total of 12 students were MDR-TB cases and 7 were drug-resistant to 5 first-line drugs (RHEZS). Five out of the 15 cases received at least 3 different anti-tuberculosis treatment schemes. The average treatment duration was 37 months (minimum 21 and maximum 59 months). A total of 13 cases recovered and 2 died. This study describes a cluster of MDR -TB cases in an educational facility, which due to the epidemiological link and time presentation, is probably an outbreak of MDR TB with a satisfactory outcome after prolonged treatment.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; Disease outbreaks; Schools; Children; Peru.

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