Medical Management of Tuberculosis: An Online Presentation

This slide presentation with streaming audio provides information on how to manage treatment of tuberculosis (TB). A question and answer session, a printable PowerPoint slide file, and other useful resources are also included as supplemental materials.


  • Explain four basic principles for the medical management of tuberculosis (TB) cases
  • Describe the role that each of the four basic drugs plays in the treatment of TB cases
  • Discuss three adverse reactions of TB drugs
  • List four ways that patients on TB treatment should be monitored

About the Speaker:
Karen Smith, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Karen Smith is the Public Health Officer for Napa County Public Health. Prior to this position, she was the TB Controller for Santa Clara County. She has a long history with the California TB Controllers Association, including serving a term as the organization's president.

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Date of Updates:  November 2009

Date of Original Release:  February 2006