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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1536281, 4 pages
Case Report

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis during Pregnancy: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India

Received 31 July 2015; Revised 28 January 2016; Accepted 31 January 2016

Academic Editor: Michael Geary

Copyright © 2016 Minakshi Rohilla et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is identified from the time of introduction of antituberculosis treatment and is a known worldwide public health crisis affecting women of reproductive age group. Management issues raised by pregnant women with MDR tuberculosis are challenging due to the limited clinical experience available with the use of second line drugs. We hereby report two cases of MDR-TB during pregnancy: one patient was on second line drugs, while another one was evaluated and diagnosed to have MDR-TB in last trimester. At 6 months of follow-up both mothers and babies are doing well. The approach to such cases along with review of the literature is discussed.