General Approaches to Treatment

Monotherapy can be used only for infected patients who do not have active TB (LTBI, as shown by a positive skin test in the absence of signs or symptoms of disease). Once active disease is present, a minimum of two drugs and typically three or four drugs must be used simultaneously from the outset of treatment.2,6,12,34 For most patients, the shortest duration of treatment is 6 months, and 2 to 3 years of treatment may be


necessary for advanced cases of MDR-TB.26 12 35 DOT is a method used to insure compliance. Patients are directly observed by a health care worker while taking their antituberculosis medication. This is also a cost-effective way to ensure completion of

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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