Johns Hopkins pediatricians successfully treat child with drug-resistant tuberculosis

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Specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have successfully treated a case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child, now 5. They initiated a combination treatment with several drugs but found themselves lacking a quick, reliable way to see how the bacteria responded. The clinicians ultimately turned to CT (computed tomography) imaging, using a low-radiation, child-friendly adaptation of the technique. Read more at Johns Hopkins University HUB.