Treat tuberculosis with triple therapy, using the correct dose and duration to prevent resistant organisms

More than 400,000 people die of tuberculosis (TB) in India every year. Drug-resistant TB is due to inappropriate drug and dose prescribing, and/or lack of patient medication adherence. Careless management has led to the emergence of progressively more resistant TB to anti-TB medications.

“Drug-resistant tuberculosis, the dreaded form of the disease, is a man-made problem and has reached epidemic proportions.”
-Jyotsna M. Joshi, MD, professor and head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, TN Medical College, BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

Different types of drug-resistant TB include MDR TB (multi-drug resistant TB)...

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