European Reference Laboratory Network for TB (ERLTB-Net)
The ERLTB-Net sub-network of reference laboratories from EU/EEA Member States supports harmonisation of methods and laboratory capacity for tuberculosis diagnosis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and typing in the EU/EEA.
Antimicrobial resistance - Tuberculosis
In EU, only 1 in every 3 MDR TB patients has a successful treatment outcome; more than half either die, fail treatment or default (stop taking treatment). XDR TB has even worse treatment outcomes: only 1 in 4 patients finishes treatment successfully.
Development of a standardised tool to survey MDR-/XDR-TB case management in Europe
Sotgiu, G., Centis, R., D'Ambrosio, L., de Lorenzo, S., D'Arcy Richardson, M., Lange, C., Manissero, D., Migliori, G.B.