The Challenges of Treating Drug-Resistant TB in India

The Challenges of Treating Drug-Resistant TB in India

There was so much Debshree Lokhande was looking forward to when she began her first job in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Starting a career in architecture, exploring a bustling new city, and at 23, finally living independently. But within the first month of her move, she developed a persistent fever followed by bouts of heavy coughing and rapid weight loss. When over the counter medicines didn't help she went to a doctor who advised getting a chest x-ray. She was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) - an infectious disease caused by bacteria that primarily affects the lungs. It can...

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