Treatment of Tuberculosis with the Latest Advancements in Medicine

Tuberculosis - sriramakrishnahospital

Tuberculosis is an airborne bacterial infection causative agent being the Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria is known to affect the pulmonary system of the body and the treatments also go back in the age. Vaccines have been introduced to control the spread, for the first time in 50 years, there have been new advances in tuberculosis.

Multidrug TB Medication

Bedaquiline and delamanid, the first novel TB medications in 50 years, give hope for more successful and less toxic MDR TB treatment. Certain subgroups of patients, such as those with HIV, hepatitis C, or diabetes, have poorer treatment outcomes than those without these illnesses, according to the previous standard of care and some recent regimens. Compared to 89 percent of those without severe disease, 68% of people with severe disease had early good reactions to the new regimen.

Combination Medication:

Pretomanid, in combination with bed aquiline and linezolid, is approved to treat a small and particular group of adult patients with multidrug-resistant pulmonary TB who are extensively medication resistant, treatment-intolerant, or nonresponsive.

People who followed this new combination medication regimen reportedly showed less adverse effects and high progress.

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