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American Lung Association Celebrates Effective Treatment Option For Latent TB Infection

September 09, 2017

As an organization founded in 1904 to combat tuberculosis (TB), the American Lung Association is encouraged by results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) clinical trials on effective treatment of latent TB infection.

This is an important study and is directly applicable to the care of patients with latent TB in the US. A major obstacle to preventive treatment among patients with TB has been a lack of adherence to the nine months of treatment. Implementation of this three-month regimen should significantly increase the number of patients receiving full treatment, thus decreasing the number of activations of the disease in the years to come.

American Lung Association