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TB Treatment Guidelines in PDA Format

A practical point-of-care reference tool for the Treatment of Tuberculosis guidelines is now available for download and use on Palm OS devices.


  • Decision to Initiate Treatment
  • Continuation Phase Treatment
  • Monitoring During Treatment
  • Treatment Regimens
  • Special Treatment Situations
  • Drug Information
  • Treatment Interruptions
  • Case Management
Image of PDA displaying TB Guidelines

It is recommended that the clinician be thoroughly familiar with the Treatment of Tuberculosis guidelines prior to using this reference tool in patient care.

Installation Instructions

  1. Click here to download the TB treatment guidelines Palm OS program installation file. This is a compressed file that will self-extract when installed onto your Palm device.
  2. At the prompt, save the installation file to a location on your computer.
  3. After the file has been saved to your computer, use an Install Tool to install (hotsync) it onto your Palm device.
  4. After installing the file to your Palm device, tap the program icon on your Palm device.

    The program will be called "Install TB Tx".

    The program will self-extract and complete its installation, and then start the actual TB treatment guidelines program. After this point, the installation file icon will no longer be visible. It will be replaced by the TB Tx Palm program icon.

For questions or problems, please send an e-mail to

The TB treatment guidelines Palm OS program is in the public domain and may be freely reproduced and distributed. When referencing this program we request that you cite CDC as the source. If any changes are made to the program or information contained in the program, this fact should be clearly stated. In addition, the program and links should not be used in any direct or indirect product endorsement.


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination -

Please send comments/suggestions/requests to:, or to
CDC/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
1600 Clifton Rd., NE - Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333