Best practices for the care of pregnant people living with TB

Maugans, C, Loveday, M, Hlangu, S, Waitt, C ORCID: 0000-0003-0134-5855, Van Schalkwyk, M, van de Water, B, Salazar-Austin, N, McKenna, L, Mathad, JS, Kalk, E
et al (show 5 more authors) (2023) Best practices for the care of pregnant people living with TB. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE, 27 (5). pp. 357-366.

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<b>BACKGROUND:</b> Each year more than 200,000 pregnant people become sick with TB, but little is known about how to optimize their diagnosis and therapy. Although there is a need for further research in this population, it is important to recognize that much can be done to improve the services they currently receive.<b>METHODS:</b> Following a systematic review of the literature and the input of a global team of health professionals, a series of best practices for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of TB during pregnancy were developed.<b>RESULTS:</b> Best practices were developed for each of the following areas: 1) screening and diagnosis; 2) reproductive health services and family planning; 3) treatment of drug-susceptible TB; 4) treatment of rifampicin-resistant/multidrug-resistant TB; 5) compassionate infection control practices; 6) feeding considerations; 7) counseling and support; 8) treatment of TB infection/TB preventive therapy; and 9) research considerations.<b>CONCLUSION:</b> Effective strategies for the care of pregnant people across the TB spectrum are readily achievable and will greatly improve the lives and health of this under-served population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tuberculosis, pregnancy, support, treat-ment, prevention, best practice
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Systems, Molecular and Integrative Biology
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 14:57
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 22:14
DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.23.0031
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