|| Failure in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis
: Potential causes and their avoidance.
||BULL IUAT 1980, 55, 93-99.
There are a number of potential causes of failure
in the treatment of pulmonary TB, but some are unimportant in practice.
Criteria of failure are suggested. Default from treatment is the
commonest cause of treatment failure. Various remedies are discussed.
Common errors are outlined. In many countries, a major educational
effort is needed to ensure that all doctors treating TB are aware
of potential causes of failure and how they can be avoided. The
only drug regimen which should be used are those which have been
proved by large scale, controlled trials to give virtually uniform
success. Knowledge of these regimens needs to be regularly updated.
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