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Revista Cubana de Medicina

Print version ISSN 0034-7523On-line version ISSN 1561-302X


DEL PINO, Ismael Robainas. Update of the National Program and Rules of Procedure for the prevention and control of tuberculosis in Cuba. Rev cubana med [online]. 2020, vol.59, n.3, e802.  Epub Nov 10, 2020. ISSN 0034-7523.

The 2013 National Program and Rules of Procedure for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Cuba constitutes the daily work guide of health personnel for the management of the disease. This Program and Rules of Procedure needs to be updated to meet the new conditions and challenges posed by tuberculosis in line with local experiences and international recommendations seeking to standardize care. Modificatins are needed for terms of case classification, new diagnostic methods need to be included (imaging, immunological and genotypic) and basically on the subject of treatment with the integration of new drugs, therapeutic forms and the reorganization of drugs according to their effectiveness.

Keywords : National Program; upgrade; experiences; recommendations.

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