14.2.1  Classifications of TB and treatment categories

Classifications of TB cases are based on the following factors and you will see these terms used when cases are confirmed:

  • organ involved: pulmonary or extra-pulmonary
  • sputum result: smear-positive or smear-negative
  • history of TB treatment: new or previously treated or relapsed
  • severity of the disease: severe or not severe (covered later in this study session).

14.2  Treatment of tuberculosis

14.2.2  Definition of types of TB cases