Tuberculosis

Treatment of Tuberculosis

Recommended Drug Regimens for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Drug Regimens for Culture-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Caused by Drug-Susceptible Organisms. Doses of Antituberculosis Drugs for Adults and Children. Tuberculous meningitis and Extrapulmonary disease.

Management of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis was a disappearing disease in North America until the early 1980s. However, the spread of human immunodeficiency virus infection has changed that. From 1985 to 1992 there was an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis reported in the United States, and most of these cases were in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and California. The other major change in the epidemiology of tuberculosis has been the emergence of multidrug-resistant disease.

Tuberculosis

A common disease transmitted by inhaling airborne bacilli from a person with active tuberculosis (TB). The bacilli multiply in the alveolus and are carried by macrophages, lymphatics and blood to distant sites (eg. lung pleura, brain, kidney and bone). Tissue hypersensitivity usually halts infection within 10 weeks. Regular.