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Review on Current Practices of Dots for TB Treatment in Rural India


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The article contains general information about tuberculosis. Generally TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is classified into two types,

1] MDR-TB- Multi drug resistant

2] XDR-TB- Extended drug resistant

For the treatment of TB two types of drugs generally used

1] First line drugs

2] Second line drugs

The standard treatment is recommended by WHO [World Health Organization] i.e. DOT DOT is [DIRECTLY OBSERVED TREATMENT] it have several benefit but also it fails in India because of Some factors like incorrect prescription of drug, resistance to first line- second line drugs etc. To improve the failures of DOT new strategies are developed i.e. NTP and RNTCP programs. These programs was started by Government of India in 1993.


Keywords

TB, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, DOTS.
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Prajakta Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India
Shital Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India
S. R. Kumbhoje
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India
S. S. Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India

Abstract


The article contains general information about tuberculosis. Generally TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is classified into two types,

1] MDR-TB- Multi drug resistant

2] XDR-TB- Extended drug resistant

For the treatment of TB two types of drugs generally used

1] First line drugs

2] Second line drugs

The standard treatment is recommended by WHO [World Health Organization] i.e. DOT DOT is [DIRECTLY OBSERVED TREATMENT] it have several benefit but also it fails in India because of Some factors like incorrect prescription of drug, resistance to first line- second line drugs etc. To improve the failures of DOT new strategies are developed i.e. NTP and RNTCP programs. These programs was started by Government of India in 1993.


Keywords


TB, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, DOTS.