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Every patient newly diagnosed with TB disease should have a specific treatment and monitoring plan developed in collaboration with their local health department.  

 

This plan should include:

 

         Description of treatment regimen

         Methods of monitoring for adverse reactions

         Methods of assessing and ensuring adherence to treatment

         Methods for evaluating treatment response

 

Patients should be evaluated at least monthly during therapy for adverse reactions, adherence to regimen, and signs and symptoms of TB disease.

Health care worker and patient discussing treatment plan