A 30-year-old member asked:
how is tuberculosis usually treated?
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Dr. Joshua Davidson answered
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibiotics are used for 6-9 months, and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the infection. Tb is a notoriously slow dividing bacteria, and this slow growth is the reason it takes so long for a TB infection to be treated.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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