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National Tuberculosis Management Guidelines 2014

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Corporate author: 
Department of Health (South Africa)
Publication details: 
Pretoria, NDH, 2014

These guidelines are meant to provide guidance to professional health care workers on the management of people with Tuberculosis as well as those co-infected with HIV. The main changes in these guidelines include:
- Targeted screening intervention to increase detection
- The use of Xpert MTB RIF in diagnosing pulmonary and extra pulmonary TB
- The revised definitions and treatment regimen for retreatment patients
- Management of adverse drug events and
- ART initiation and follow up of patients on both ART and TB medicines.