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IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine


Role of a counselor in the management of multidrug-resistant TB


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Author Details : AK Vasisht, Sankalp Yadav

Volume : 1, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 23-24


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Abstract

The problem of tuberculosis has grown to become a major public health problem. The situation is really scary in the developing countries due to the ever-growing numbers of the drug resistant TB cases. The multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) has become a big issue due to the longer treatment duration, high pill burden and relatively common adverse drug reactions due to comparatively toxic second line antitubercular drugs. The role of a counselor in the treatment adherence and success is very important. In this article the authors highlight the importance of a counselor in the management of MDR-TB.

Keywords:
Counselor; Drug-resistance; Multidrug resistant tuberculosis; Tuberculosis

How to cite : Vasisht A, Yadav S, Role of a counselor in the management of multidrug-resistant TB. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2016;1(1):23-24

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