Guidelines for treatment of tuberculosis fourth edition. Publication details Number of pages: Finally, this edition strongly reaffirms prior recommendations for supervised treatment, as well as the use of fixed-dose combinations of anti-TB drugs and patient kits as further measures for preventing the acquisition of drug resistance.
Ten threats to global health in 2019. Finding and treating multidrug-resistant TB MDR-TB in previously treated patients will help to improve the very poor outcomes in these patients. This is fourth edition of Treatment of tuberculosis: Third, detecting MDR-TB will require expansion of DST capacity within the context of country-specific, comprehensive plans for laboratory strengthening.
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You are here: About Us. This will alleviate patient suffering resulting from a second episode of tuberculosis TB and conserve patient and programme resources.
New recommendations for the prompt detection and appropriate treatment of MDR-TB cases will also improve access to life-saving care. This edition also addresses the prevention of acquired MDR-TB, especially among new TB patients who already have isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis when they start treatment.
Number of pages: Second, this fourth edition confirms prior WHO recommendations for drug susceptibility testing DST at the start of therapy for all previously treated patients.
Several important recommendations are being promoted in this new edition. This fourth edition provides guidance for treatment approaches in the light of advances in laboratory technology and the country's progress in building laboratory capacity. Skip to main content.