Tuberculosis: Challenges to Improve the Treatment

ISSN: 2212-3938 (Online)
ISSN: 1574-8847 (Print)


Volume 9, 4 Issues, 2014


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Arduino A. Mangoni
Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre
Adelaide, SA
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Tuberculosis: Challenges to Improve the Treatment

Author(s): Jean Leandro dos Santos, Mariana Moreira Lima, Ariane Biolcati Trindade, Flávia Carnavalli, Aylime Castanho Bolognesi Melchior and Chung Man Chin

Affiliation: State University of São Paulo “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” –UNESP, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Drugs and Medicines Departament, Center of Pharmaceutical Care (NAF), Rodovia Araraquara Jaú Km, 01, 14801-902 Araraquara, SP, Brazil

Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current treatment has several challenges including multi-drug resistance, extensively drug-resistance and HIV co-infection. Problems related to patients, treatment and health care system also contributes negatively to this panel. This review summarizes the main obstacles to treat tuberculosis and discuss several strategies to improve the treatment


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Article Details

Volume: 8
First Page: 1
Page Count: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1574884708666131229124215
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