Tuberculosis pharmacotherapy: strategies to optimize patient care.

  title={Tuberculosis pharmacotherapy: strategies to optimize patient care.},
  author={Carole D. Mitnick and Bryan McGee and Charles A Peloquin},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  volume={10 3},
INTRODUCTION The treatment of tuberculosis (TB) is a mature discipline, with more than 60 years of clinical experience accrued across the globe. The requisite Multi-drug treatment of drug-susceptible TB, however, lasts 6 months and has never been optimized according to current standards. Multi-drug resistant TB and TB in individuals coinfected with HIV present additional treatment challenges. OBJECTIVE This article reviews the role that existing drugs and new compounds could have in… CONTINUE READING


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