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Author Organization, World Health

Title The Treatment of Tuberculosis
Edition 4th ed
Published Geneva : World Health Organization, 2009


Description 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents COVER; COPYRIGHT; Contents; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Executive summary; Introduction; Case definitions; Standard treatment regimens; Monitoring during treatment; Co-management of HIV and active TB disease; Supervision and patient support; Treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis; Treatment of extrapulmonary TB and of TB in special situations; Annexes; Essential first-line antituberculosis drugs; Summary of evidence and considerations underlying the recommendations; TB treatment outcomes; Suggestions for future research
Summary The World Health Organization's Stop TB Department has prepared this fourth edition of Treatment of Tuberculosis: Guidelines, adhering fully to the new WHO process for evidence-based guidelines. Several important recommendations are being promoted in this new edition. First, the recommendation to discontinue the regimen based on just 2 months of rifampicin (2HRZE/6HE) and change to the regimen based on a full 6 months of rifampicin (2HRZE/4HR) will reduce the number of relapses and failures. This will alleviate patient suffering resulting from a second episode of tuberculosis (TB) and conserve
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Subject Chemotherapy.
Antitubercular agents.
Patient compliance.
Respiratory infections.
Lungs -- Diseases.
Health behavior.
Health planning.
Health attitudes.
Human behavior.
Anti-infective agents.
Respiratory organs -- Diseases.
Mycobacterial diseases.
Health insurance.
National health insurance.
Medical care.
Gram-positive bacterial infections.
Bacterial diseases.
Respiratory Tract Infections
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Publication Formats
Lung Diseases
Health Behavior
Health Planning
Attitude to Health
Anti-Infective Agents
Publication Characteristics
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Mycobacterium Infections
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Patient Compliance
Drug Therapy
Antitubercular Agents
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
National Health Programs
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutic Uses
Actinomycetales Infections
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Psychiatry and Psychology
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Pharmacologic Actions
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Chemical Actions and Uses
Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Chemicals and Drugs
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Respiration Disorders
Insurance, Health
Patient Care
human behavior.
treating (health care function)
Respiratory organs -- Diseases
Respiratory infections
National health insurance
Mycobacterial diseases
Medical care
Lungs -- Diseases
Human behavior
Health planning
Health insurance
Health behavior
Health attitudes
Gram-positive bacterial infections
Bacterial diseases
Anti-infective agents
Antitubercular agents
Patient compliance
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789240685352