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Doctor turns patient after contracting XDR-TB
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Doctor turns patient after contracting XDR-TB

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez on March 24, 2014 in Multimedia, Tuberculosis (TB) It took one cough and a sputter to change the life of a West Rand doctor after she contracted extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at Johannesburg’s Lerato Hospital. Now, her choice to be part of a clinical access programme aimed at introducing a new...

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One doctor’s misfortune boosts TB treatment activism
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One doctor’s misfortune boosts TB treatment activism

It’s Christmas; you’re in a hospital isolation ward, sleep-deprived and depressed, bilious and sometimes swallowing your own vomit to keep the pills down, with a painful 3 cm hole in your lung and slowly going deaf – that’s how it was for one unfortunate Somerset West doctor two years ago. Now remove aspiring paediatrician Dr...

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