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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Group 5 Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs

Shervin Shokouhi 1 , * and Ilad Alavi Darazam 1 , 2
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1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Alimoradian Hospital, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran
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  • Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: January 01, 2015, 3 (1 TB); e22997
  • Published Online: January 26, 2015
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: August 23, 2014
  • Accepted: August 27, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/pedinfect.22997

To Cite: Shokouhi S, Alavi Darazam I. Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and Group 5 Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs, Arch Pediatr Infect Dis. 2015 ; 3(1 TB):e22997. doi: 10.5812/pedinfect.22997.

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