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Asian Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Science
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 111) Last page : ( 114)
Print ISSN : 2231-5640. Online ISSN : 2231-5659.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2231-5659.2015.00018.1

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

Patil Prajakta*, Patil Shital, Kumbhoje S. R., Patil S. S.

Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: prajaktapatil2255@gmail.com

Online published on 8 December, 2015.

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.

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Keywords

TB, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, DOTS.

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