Featured article: Late emergence of drug resistance in tuberculosis patients

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Little is known on the characteristics of acquired drug resistant tuberculosis during standard short-course chemotherapy treatment. This study explores the traits of acquired drug resistant tuberculosis emergence and evaluates their impacts on treatment outcomes.

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BMC Pulmonary Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of pulmonary and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


  • Dirk Krueger, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Sanjay Chotirmall, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Craig Hersh, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Joerg Mattes, University of Newcastle
  • Montserrat Sanchez-Cespedes, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL
  • Raffaele Scala, Unità Operativa Pneumologia, UTSIR e Endoscopia Toracica
  • Giovanni Sotgiu, University of Sassari
  • Giuseppe Verlato, University of Verona