The emergence of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis may be due to improper treatment of this disease. This was told to 24 by an immunologist, candidate of medical sciences Nikolai Kryuchkov.

Over the past 10 years, the number of patients with antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis has increasedin world. It accounts for more than 30% of all new cases of the disease.

Why is TB resistant? The treatment regimen is often violated. The drug is interrupted, although it should not. This also affects, ”the immunologist noted.

According to him, almost every person has a tuberculosis bacillus, but not everyone has its activation. The occurrence of this process is influenced by living conditions, nutrition and, in general, the state of human health.

Tuberculosis is well treated, but some patients do not always follow the doctor’s recommendations and, with improvements, refuse therapy on their own. Director of the National Medical Research Center for Phthisiopulmonology and Infectious Diseases, Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences Irina Vasilyeva told what consequences this could lead to.