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Description:This illustration depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a cluster of rod-shaped drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, the pathogen responsible for causing the disease tuberculosis (TB). The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery.

TB is among the most common infectious diseases and a frequent cause of death worldwide. TB is spread most commonly through the air. M. tuberculosis can affect any part of the body, but disease is found most often in the lungs. In most cases, TB is treatable and curable with the available first-line TB drugs; however, in some cases, M. tuberculosis can be resistant to one or more of these drugs. Drug-resistant TB is more challenging to treat — it can be complex and requires more time and more expensive drugs that often have more side effects. Extensively Drug-Resistant TB (XDR TB) is resistant to most TB drugs; therefore, patients are left with treatment options that are much less effective. The major factors driving TB drug resistance are incomplete or wrong treatment, short drug supply, and lack of new drugs. In the United States most drug-resistant TB is found among persons born outside of the country.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ James Archer
Creation Date:2013
Photo Credit:U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Medical Illustrator
Links:
  • CDC – CDC News Room; Digital Press Kit: i>”Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats”
  • CDC - Division of Tuberculosis Elimination; Tuberculosis: Fact Sheet
    Categories:
    CDC Organization

    MeSH
    tree picture Biological Sciences
    tree picture tree picture Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Biological Phenomena
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microbiologic Phenomena
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Microbial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Bacterial
    tree picture tree picture Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Microbial
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Drug Resistance, Bacterial
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Bacteria
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Bacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Actinobacteria
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Actinomycetales
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacteriaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacterium
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Gram-Positive Asporogenous Rods, Regular
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacteriaceae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacterium
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.
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