Resultados: 8

    Collaborative framework for care and control of tuberculosis and diabetes

    Intersecting epidemics Tuberculosis (TB) remains a considerable global public health concern, mainly affecting poor and vulnerable populations. Every year, more than 9 million people fall ill with this infectious disease, and close to 2 million die from it. Diabetes, a chronic metabolic disease that is i...

    Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children

    This Guideline outlines the purpose and the target audience of the second edition of Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children. It discusses the difference between TB in children and adolescents and TB in adults and provides an estimate of the burden of c...

    Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care: 2017 update

    The present guideline update aims to use the best available evidence on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB, as well as on interventions to ensure adequate patient care and support, in order to inform policy decisions made in these technical areas by national TB control programme managers, national poli...

    Latent TB infection: updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management

    Background The programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations most at risk of developing TB remains a critical activity to disrupt Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, as identified in the End TB Strategy. LTBI is defined as a state of persistent immune response to sti...

    Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: an operational guide

    Early detection of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to improve health outcomes for people with TB, and to reduce TB transmission more effectively. Systematic screening in high risk groups is a complement to efforts to improve the patient-initiated pathway to TB diagnosis (that is, diagnosing TB among peopl...

    Recommendation on 36 months isoniazid preventive therapy to adults and adolescents living with HIV in resource-constrained and high TB and HIV-prevalence settings: 2015 update

    In 2011 WHO conditionally recommended the use of at least 36 months of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) (as a proxy for lifelong or continuous treatment) for people living with HIV in high TB-prevalence and transmission settings. The evidence of the benefits and harms of 36-month IPT compared to 6-mont...

    Systematic screening for active tuberculosis: an operational guide

    Early detection of tuberculosis (TB) is essential to improve health outcomes for people with TB, and to reduce TB transmission more effectively. Systematic screening in high risk groups is a complement to efforts to improve the patient-initiated pathway to TB diagnosis (that is, diagnosing TB among peopl...