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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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ABBATE, Eduardo H. et al. Tuberculosis treatment: A practical guide elaborated by the Tuberculosis Section, Argentine Association of Respiratory Medicine. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2007, vol.67, n.3, pp.295-305. ISSN 0025-7680.

Tuberculosis is a worldwide prevalent disease. The emergence of multidrug-resistant strains spurred the search for new drugs. There are several tuberculosis treatment guidelines, international and  local in a programmatic approach. An Argentinean specialists panel  draw  practical guidelines based in clinical criteria and the local and international bibliography through consensus meetings, including issues as: antituberculosis drugs available in Argentina, initial and re-treatement modalities, special situations treatment, adverse reactions to antituberculosis drugs, current indications of surgical treatment and new drugs under study for the treatment of the disease.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Practical guidelines; Treatment.

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