Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

CDC releases new 12-dose treatment guidelines for latent TB infection

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unveiled new guidelines Thursday for the treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in the U.S. with a 12-dose regimen, administered once-weekly under directly observed therapy. The current regimen requires daily drug administration over nine months, making the new treatment simpler and easier for patients. People with LTBI are infected […]