Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)

Summary

  • AEs during TB treatment are common[Nahid 2016; DHHS Adult OI]
    • Mild AEs should be managed with treatments targeting symptom control[Nahid 2016]
    • Discontinuation of first-line TB drugs should be avoided unless there is strong evidence that a specific anti-TB agent caused the AE[DHHS Adult OI]

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