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Internal Medicine
• All sputum-positive patients on DOTS must have one sputum specimen
examined at the end of the 2nd, 5th and 7th month. If sputum is negative at the
end of 8 weeks, the continuation phase can be started.
• Corticosteroids are added to the anti-TB in TB meningitis, pericarditis, and spinal
TB. Adrenal TB patients should have replacement therapy.
Tuberculosis and HIV is dealt on HIV section
Refernces:
1) Kasper L., Braunwald E., Harrison’s principles of Internal medicine, 16th Edition,
Tuberculosis, pages 953-965.
2) National TB Treatmnet guidline for Ethiopia
3) Treatment of Tuberculosis : Guidline for National programmes , Third edition ,
WHO- Geneva 2003
4) TB/HIV , a clinical manual , Second edition , WHO-Geneva , 2004
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