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ga frithsheasmhacht thánaisteach in aghaidh drugaí REFERENCE Faomhadh an téarma seo mar chuid de Thionscadal Lex
en secondary resistance | secondary drug resistance | acquired drug resistance
DEFINITION resistance to drug treatment for infection developed by a patient in response to the treatment REFERENCE COM-EN, based on:<BR>Barbour JD, Hecht FM, Wrin T, Liegler TJ, Ramstead CA, Busch MP, Segal MR, Petropoulos CJ, Grant RM. Persistence of primary drug resistance among recently HIV-1 infected adults. AIDS. 2004 Aug 20;18(12):1683-9. [10.11.2011]
COMMENT In principle, acquired (or secondary) drug resistance applies to patients who initially have drug-susceptible bacteria that become drug-resistant due to inadequate, inappropriate, or irregular treatment or, more importantly, because of non-adherence in drug taking <BR><i>Ref.:</i>Public Health Agency of Canada. Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Among the Foreign-born in Canada [10.11.2011]