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Author Lienhardt, Christian, author.

Title The use of delamanid in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adolescents : interim policy guidance / prepared by Christian Lienhardt and Lice González-Angulo with contributions from Dennis Falzon, Ernesto Jaramillo and Karin Weyer. [electronic resource]

Publication Info. Geneva : World Health Organization, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (vi, 48 pages)) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a public health challenge of growing concern. Approximately 580 000 people acquired MDR-TB in 2015, with children accounting for close to 30 000 of MDR-TB cases. The use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB was recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014. However, due to the lack of evidence on the use of delamanid in the paediatric populations, these interim policy recommendations were limited to adult MDR-TB patients under very strict conditions. In view of recent data on the use of delamanid in children diagnosed with MDR-TB, WHO convened an independent, multidisciplinary, international expert panel to assess new data and develop an addendum to the 2014 interim guidance on delamanid, with specific recommendations to paediatric MDR-TB patients. Based on the assessment of this evidence and recommendations from the expert panel, the WHO now recommends that delamanid may be added to the WHO-recommended longer regimen in children and adolescents (6 - 17 years).
Form Issued also in print.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed January 9, 2017).
Subject Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant -- drug therapy
Nitroimidazoles -- standards
Antitubercular Agents -- standards
Genre/Form Practice Guideline
Added Author González-Angulo, Lice, author.
Falzon, Dennis.
Jaramillo, Ernesto.
Weyer, Karin.
ISBN 9789241549899

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