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A 28-year-old female asked about a female:

Mom coming out of hosp.has tb in bones and chest but no cough.dr said i must take my 1 yr old for profilaxis to avoid infection.why and is this safe?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This is standard care for those who live with a TB patient. Just because she does not have a cough does not mean the germ will not make it into her saliva and eventually contaminate those living with her.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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