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TUBERCULOSIS - PULMONARY
Tuberculosis (TB) suspect is any one who has signs or symptoms suggestive of TB (eg >2 weeks productive cough).
Definite TB is considered in patients with culture or molecular line probe assay positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or in patients with at least 1 sputum smear positive for acid-fast bacilli.
TB cases are also classified based on the disease anatomical site, bacteriological results (including drug resistance), previous treatment history and patient's HIV status.
Pulmonary TB is a case of TB that involves the lung parenchyma.
Miliary TB is considered as PTB since lung lesions are also seen.
TB in the pleural effusion, mediastinal and/or hilar lymph nodes with no evidence of abnormalities in the chest x-ray are considered extrapulmonary TB.
Patients presenting with both PTB and extrapulmonary TB are classified as a case of PTB.
Drug Information

Indication: Combination treatment w/ other antiTB agents for all forms of TB caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infect...

Indication: In combination w/ other anti-TB in the treatment of pulmonary TB caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Forecox-Trac
ethambutol hydrochloride + isoniazid + pyrazinamid...

Indication: Initial phase of category I & II pulmonary TB.

Indication: Serious infections caused by susceptible strains of microorganisms.

Indication: In conjunction w/ other anti-TB drugs in the treatment of all forms of TB.

Akurit-4
ethambutol hydrochloride + isoniazid + pyrazinamid...
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