Chapter 20. Therapeutic Aspects of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Paul Van den Brande

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch20

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Van den Brande, P. (2009) Therapeutic Aspects of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. Division of Pulmonology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • pulmonary tuberculosis - therapeutic aspects;
  • principles of anti-tuberculous chemotherapy;
  • WHO recommendations for tuberculosis treatment;
  • initiation of anti-tuberculosis treatment;
  • ‘latent tuberculosis infection’ (LTBI);
  • tuberculosis in elderly;
  • multi-drug resistant TB (MDRTB) and complex interaction of TB and HIV-epidemic;
  • anti-tuberculous regimens;
  • ‘directly observed therapy’ (DOT)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pathogenesis

  • Presentation of tuberculosis in the elderly

  • Diagnosis of tuberculosis

  • Treatment of tuberculosis

  • Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection

  • Key points

  • References