Short-course therapy with daily rifapentine in a murine model of latent tuberculosis infection

Regimens recommended to treat latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) are 3 to 9 months long. A 2-month rifampin+pyrazinamide regimen is no longer recommended. Shorter regimens are highly desirable. Because substituting rifapentine for rifampin in the standard regimen for active tuberculosis halves the treatment duration needed to prevent relapse in mice, we hypothesized daily rifapentine-based regimens could shorten LTBI treatment to 2 months or less.


Published in:
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 180, 11, 1151-7
Year:
2009
ISSN:
1535-4970
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