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Title: WHO model prescribing information : drugs used in mycobacterial diseases
Other Titles: Fiches modèles OMS d' information à l' usage des prescripteurs médicaments utilisés dans les mycobactérioses
Modelo OMS de información sobre prescripción de medicamentos :medicamentos utilizados en las enfermedades micobacterianas
Drugs used in mycobacterial diseases
Authors: World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Chinese
English
Bengali
French
Spanish
Abstract: Provides model prescribing information for some thirteen essential drugs used for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, for the treatment of leprosy, and for the treatment of diseases caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria, including localized cutaneous lesions, pulmonary disease, lymphadenitis, and disseminated disease. The first chapter, devoted to tuberculosis, opens with a detailed overview of the disease, its clinical features, and the main principles of prevention, tuberculin testing, and chemotherapy. The special problems of diagnosis and treatment in HIV-infected patients are briefly discussed. Readers are also given detailed information on the properties of antituberculosis drugs, preferred treatment regimens, monitoring of patient compliance and therapeutic response, and the treatment of relapsing and unresponsive disease. Against this background, model prescribing information is presented for ten drugs used in vaccination, chemoprophylaxis, and chemotherapy. Each drug is profiled in terms of its clinical uses, dosage and mode of administration, contraindications and precautions, use in pregnancy, adverse effects, and possible interactions with other drugs. Drugs used in the treatment of leprosy are covered in the second chapter, which also features background information on the disease and the main principles of multi-drug therapy. The final chapter provides prescribing information for drugs used to treat non-specific mycobacterial infections
Description: chi published by : Beijing : Chinese Anti-Tuberculosis Association
40 p.
Subject: Antitubercular Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Mycobacterium Infections
Prescriptions, Drug
Context: drug therapy
metadata.dc.subject.other: Pharmaceuticals and Biologicals
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37585
Other Identifiers: 9241401036
Other Language Versions: 中文
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