Off-Label Use of Bedaquiline in Children and Adolescents with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

by Jay Achar, Cathy Hewison, Ana P. Cavalheiro et al.
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 23, No. 10, October 2017

3 pp. 346 kB

The authors describe 27 children and adolescents <18 years of age who received bedaquiline during treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. They report good treatment responses and no cessation attributable to adverse effects. Bedaquiline could be considered for use with this age group for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis when treatment options are limited.

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