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First-Line Treatment of Tuberculosis (TB)
for Drug-Sensitive TB

First-Line Treatment of Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis, which results from an infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, can usually be cured with a combination of first-line drugs taken for several months. Shown here are the four drugs in the standard regimen of first-line drugs and their modes of action. Also shown are the dates these four drugs were discovered—all more than 40 years ago.

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Scientific Illustrations of Drug-Resistant TB

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Photo Credit: The photo of Mycobacterium tuberculosis was obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC/ Dr. Ray Butler; Janice Carr.
Illustration Credit: This illustration is in the public domain. Please credit the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Illustrator: Krista Townsend

Last Updated April 03, 2012