Advances in tuberculosis 2011-2012

Discusses recent advances in TB treatment. Important recent strides in adult TB include more widespread validation of molecular techniques and advances in therapeutics, including major drug trials with existing and novel agents and even a putative new regimen. Studies in childhood TB have led to increased understanding of the paediatric burden, new possibilities for rapid diagnosis and advances in preventive strategies.

Document Date: 12 December, 2012
Author: Heather J Zar and Zarir F Udwadia