[Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, full page: (LINK). Extract.]

The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 17 March 2014


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Tragic and moving stories of MDR tuberculosis

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Raffaella Bosurgi

In TB: Return of the Plague , BAFTA-winning film-maker Jezza Neumann travels to Swaziland and takes us into the life of two families affected by the epidemic of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis. The film opens with a nurse visiting Nokubegha?a 12-year-old, HIV-positive orphan whose mother died had 2 weeks before?and her 17-year-old brother Melusi, who takes care of her in the capital, Mbabane. Nokubegha is diagnosed with MDR tuberculosis and she has to be admitted into the national tuberculos ...

a PhD students, Institute of Haematology, University of Perugia, Italy; b staff, Institute of Haematology, University of Perugia, Italy; c Professor of Haematology, Institute of Haematology, University of Perugia, Italy; d Assistant Professor of Haematology, University of Foggia, Italy; e Professor of Orthopaedics at the Instituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy; f Research lecturer at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; g Head of the BMT Unit, Policlinico, Monteluce, Perugia, Italy

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