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)


  • Guidelines on TB treatment are published by DHHS (Management Guidelines)[DHHS Adult OI] and the American Thoracic Society/CDC/IDSA (Management Guidelines)[Nahid 2016]
  • Empiric treatment for TB should be initiated in people infected with HIV in whom TB is suspected while the diagnostic workup is being pursued
  • Treatment for active TB should include 4 or more antimycobacterial drugs, of which 2 should be bactericidal and administered under directly observed therapy
  • Baseline Analysis When Starting Tuberculosis Treatment
      Management of Adverse Effects of Tuberculosis Treatment
        Evaluation for Drug Resistance

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