Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-5640

ISSN Online :  2231-5659


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



Address:   Prajakta Patil*, Shital Patil, S. R. Kumbhoje, S. S. Patil
Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon, Tal. Hatkananagale, Dist. Kolhapur, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-5659.2015.00018.1

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.
KEYWORDS:
TB, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, DOTS.
Cite:
Prajakta Patil, Shital Patil, S. R. Kumbhoje, S. S. Patil. Review on Current Practices of DOTS for TB Treatment in Rural India. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 5(2): 2015; 111-114.
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