Changes in the management of tuberculosis

@article{Amdekar2009ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the management of tuberculosis},
  author={Yeshwant Amdekar},
  journal={The Indian Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={76},
  pages={739-742}
}
  • Y. Amdekar
  • Published 20 August 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
There has been significant change in management of tuberculosis ever since pre-chemotherapeutic era to the present day RNTCP protocol based on specific disease catrogies. This has been based on knowledge of rational use of anti-TB drugs. DOTS has added new dimensions to TB control program. Public-private partership will foster the way ahead for better outcome, only if every physician follows management protocol. 
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