Current strategies to treat tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis (TB) has been a leading cause of death for more than a century. While effective therapies exist, treatment is long and cumbersome. TB control is complicated by the overlapping problems created by global inadequacy of public health infrastructures, the interaction of the TB and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics, and the emergence of drug-resistant TB. After a long period of neglect, there is now significant progress in the development of novel treatment regimens for TB. Focusing on treatment for active disease, we review pathways to TB regimen development and the new and repurposed anti-TB agents in clinical development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2579
StatePublished - 2016


  • Bedaquiline
  • Clofazamine
  • Delamanid
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Nitroimidazoles
  • Oxazolidinones
  • Pretonamid
  • Rifamycin
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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