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Review identifies gaps in pediatric immunization rates in India

According to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS), less than half of all Indian children aged 12 to 23 months are fully vaccinated against tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and measles. In an effort to understand the gaps in vaccination coverage, a recent systematic review published in the… 

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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… 

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Treat tuberculosis in pregnancy using first-line agents, but wait for second-line agents

Beware of false-positive skin tests in pregnant women vaccinated with BCG (Bacille Calmette Guerin vaccine for tuberculosis [TB]), in those previously treated for TB infection, or in those previously infected with other Mycobacterium species. False negatives can occur in those with compromised immune systems (eg, HIV) or due to technical… 

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