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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can chikenpox cause treated tb cervical lymphadenitis to relapse? got chikenpox the next day after completion of tb treatment. can tb come back?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
May be: Tb can relapse if your immune system becomes suppressed such as when having another serious viral illness like chicken pox. Check back with your treating physician
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
TB and chicken pox: Chicken pox will not cause TB relapse. Chicken pox vaccine shouldn't be taken in patient with active untreated TB. Furthermore, chicken pox could cause cervical lymphadenopathy.

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