Latent Tuberculosis Infection - treatment

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Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is for controlling and eliminating TB disease by reducing the risk that TB infection will progress to disease, not to active mode.


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Latent Tuberculosis Infection LTBI – Treatment Treatment:- Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection LTBI is for controlling and eliminating TB disease by reducing the risk that TB infection will progress to disease not to active mode. Latent tuberculosis will convert to active tuberculosis in 10 of cases. Takingmedication for latent tuberculosis is recommended by many doctors. But in the USA the standard treatment for latent tuberculosis infection. 1. Terminology- In the terminology giving medication to people who have no disease and are currently well. the reason for giving medication is primarily to prevent people from becoming unwell. In the U.S. medical advisor talk about this treatment because the medication does not actually prevent the TB infection. the person is already infected and the medication is intended to prevent existing silent infection from becoming active disease. 2. Specific situations-  Persons with recent TB infection  Congenital or acquired immunosuppressed patients HIV-positive patients  Illicit intravenous drug users  Children particularly those younger than 4 years old

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3. Treatment regimens- here are several treatment regimens currently in use-  9H — isoniazid for 9 months is the gold standard  6H — Isoniazid for 6 months might be adopted by a local TB program based on cost-effectiveness  6 to 9H2 — An intermittent twice-weekly regimen for the above 2 treatment regimens is an alternative  4R — rifampicin for 4-months is an alternative for those who are unable to take isoniazid  3HR — Isoniazid and rifampin may be given daily for three months.  2RZ — The two-month regimen of rifampin and pyrazinamide  3HP – three-month 12-dose regimen of weekly rifapentine and isoniazid 4. Treatment efficacy- A person who has taken the complete course of Isoniazid on a regular basis timely schedule may have been cured. Current standard therapy is isoniazid INH which reduce the risk of active TB by as much as 90 per cent. you not say to always this treatment is helpful to prevent this infection. But you can gives 100 to control this virus so you control Latent Tuberculosis Infection. You can also consult a doctor for medical advice and doctor may prescribe prescription drugs to control the Tuberculosis Infection.

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