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Tuberculosis

Feb
2005
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Treatment of tuberculosis in Children and Adults - Dosage Recommendations
Therapy of tuberculosis requires a multidrug regimen with agents active against the clinical isolate. Susceptibility testing of initial isolates should always be obtained. The American Thoracic Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that initial therapy be given with four drugs: isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol or streptomycin.

The following tables are at this website:
http://hopkins-id.edu/diseases/tb/tb_treat.html

Tables:
Dosage Recommendation for the Initial Treatment of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults
Treatment of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults
Effectiveness of Tuberculosis Therapy in HIV Infection
Second-line Antituberculosis Drugs

National Guideline Clearinghouse: Targeted tuberculin testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection

MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS
The grades of evidence supporting the treatment recommendation (I

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