2022 Volume 16 Issue 2 Pages 96-98
Linezolid has been one of the key anti-tuberculosis agents for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). It used to be very expensive and was not covered by social insurance from local governments. Nevertheless, a growing number of patients in China received linezolid in their anti- MDR/XDR TB regimens over the past decade. Many scholars in China have reported their experience using linezolid to treat patients with MDR/XDR-TB. In view of this, existing evidence of the efficacy and safety of linezolid and problems faced by Chinese patients with MDR/XDR-TB are summarized here.