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Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis, 2000

Chapter 7
Treatment of TB Disease

Study Questions

Answers to these questions can be found in the text.

  1. Why should at least two drugs be used to treat TB disease?
  2. What factors can lead to drug resistance?
  3. Which four drugs are recommended for the initial treatment of TB for HIV-negative persons?
  4. Describe the treatment options for HIV-positive persons who are on an antiretroviral regimen.
  5. Describe the treatment options for HIV-positive persons who are not on an antiretroviral regimen.
  6. What is case management?
  7. What is directly observed therapy (DOT)? Why should it be used?
  8. How often should patients be monitored for adverse reactions to TB medications?
  9. How can clinicians determine whether a patient is responding to therapy?


Released October 2008
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