27. Tuberculosis: Treatment and Prevention

  1. Deepali Kumar MD, MSc, FRCPC and
  2. Atul Humar MD, MSc, FRCPC
  1. Nina M. Clark MD

Published Online: 5 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch27

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections

How to Cite

Clark, N. M. (2011) Tuberculosis: Treatment and Prevention, in The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections (eds D. Kumar and A. Humar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397949.ch27

Editor Information

  1. Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470658277

Online ISBN: 9781444397949



  • tuberculosis - treatment and prevention;
  • treatment of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infection;
  • pre-transplant candidate - with latent TB, and no prior adequate treatment;
  • alternative agents;
  • post-transplant recipient - with latent TB not treated pre-transplant;
  • DOT, directly observed therapy;
  • INH, isoniazid;
  • treatment of active Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection;
  • AMIK, amikacin;
  • ETH, ethambutol


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Treatment of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) infectiona

  • Treatment of active Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection