Treatment of Tuberculosis

Swaminathan, S (2000) Treatment of Tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 67. S14-S20. ISSN Print: 0019-5456; Online: 0973-7693

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Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of tuberculosis is important in order to minimise complications and sequale. It is important to select the proper regimen and ensure that hte patient is getting adeuqate number of drugs for adequate duration. The principles of short course chemotherapy and the rationale behidn the currently recommended regimens are outlined in this article. Standard (daily or intermittent) 6-month short course regimens are sufficient to cure most forms of tuberculosis in children and only severe form slike miliary, meningitis and neurotuberculosis require a longer duration of treatment. Worldwide, the DOTS strategy is now recommended in order to ensure cure and cut down the transmission of disease in the community and wherever possible, should be employed in the treatment of tuberculosis in children also.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemotherapy; Direct observed therapy short course; Tuberculosis
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 11:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 08:32

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