Department of Lung Diseases, Azerbaijan Medical University
The current increase in the frequency of drug resistant tuberculosis indicates that this problem is still urgent. The drug resistance structure in patients with lung tuberculosis with the most frequent and the highest epi-demiological risk among clinical forms of tuberculosis has been studied. The results showed that multi-drug resistant forms occurred more frequently among new TB patients as well as among previously treated pa-tients with drug resistant lung tuberculosis. Timely identification of patients with drug resistant lung tubercu-losis, in particular, MDR, for the conducting proper and comprehensive treatment is a very important step towards the prevention of the stress of epidemiological situation.