LetterTuberculosis

Response to Comment on “Community-Wide Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Drives Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Model-Based Analysis”

Science Translational Medicine  25 Sep 2013:
Vol. 5, Issue 204, pp. 204lr4
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3007442

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Abstract

Our modeling work suggests that isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) can be effective in reducing drug-sensitive tuberculosis (TB) and that the risk of IPT driving resistance can be reduced by improving the detection and rapid treatment of individuals with drug-resistant disease and by limiting IPT to those in whom the intervention will have the largest benefit.

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