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Treatment of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis

José Francisco Pascual-pareja, Raquel Carrillo-gómez, Victor Hontañón-antoñana, Mónica Martínez-prieto

Publication date: October 2018

Source: Enfermedades infecciosas y microbiologia clinica (English ed.), Volume 36, Issue 8

Author(s): José Francisco Pascual-Pareja, Raquel Carrillo-Gómez, Victor Hontañón-Antoñana, Mónica Martínez-Prieto


The purpose of tuberculosis treatment is twofold: to provide an individual benefit centred on healing the patient with TB, and to provide a collective benefit to the community in which the patient resides. The different treatment regimens for tuberculosis sensitive to first-line antituberculosis drugs as well as resistant tuberculosis are examined and the peculiarities in the management of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis are discussed.


El tratamiento de la enfermedad tuberculosa busca un doble beneficio: un beneficio individual, centrado en la curación del paciente afecto de tuberculosis, y un beneficio colectivo, de la comunidad en la cual reside el paciente. Se exponen los diferentes regímenes de tratamiento tanto de la tuberculosis sensible a fármacos antituberculosos de primera línea como de la tuberculosis resistente. Se comentan las peculiaridades en cuanto al manejo de la tuberculosis pulmonar y extrapulmonar.

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