The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 76, Issue 7, pp 739–742 | Cite as

Changes in the management of tuberculosis

  • Yeshwant AmdekarEmail author
Special Article


There has been significant change in management of tuberculosis ever since pre-chemotherapeutic era to the present day RNTCP protocol based on specific disease catrogies. This has been based on knowledge of rational use of anti-TB drugs. DOTS has added new dimensions to TB control program. Public-private partership will foster the way ahead for better outcome, only if every physician follows management protocol.


Rational anti-TB therapy RNTCP protocol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ChamberIndia

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