Tuberculosis: Challenges to Improve the Treatment

Author(s): Mariana Moreira Lima, Ariane Trindade, Flávia Carnavalli, Aylime Castanho Bolognesi Melchior, Chung Man Chin, Jean Leandro dos Santos.

Journal Name: Current Clinical Pharmacology

Volume 10 , Issue 3 , 2015

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Abstract:

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current treatment has several challenges, such as multi-drug resistance, extensively drug-resistance and HIV co-infection. Problems related to patients, treatment and health care system also contribute negatively to this panel. This review summarizes the main obstacles causing in the treatment of tuberculosis and discusses several strategies to improve the treatment.

Keywords: Drug interactions, extensively drug-resistance, HIV, multi-drug resistance, treatment improvement, tuberculosis, tuberculosis treatment.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2015
Page: [242 - 251]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1574884708666131229124215
Price: $58

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