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