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A 76-year-old male asked:

My father 75yo has had copd now for 15 years or so it seems that he might also have developed tuberculosis what can i expect in terms of treatment ?

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Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
Long process: Treatment usually requires at least 3 drugs for 6-9 months. The drugs are usually oral. Monitoring is required, so it is important to be under the care of a knowledgable doctor. If his primary care doc is not comfortable, he will be referred.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
This is a high complexity problem. Lung doc follow up is very important. No fooling around!
May 2, 2013

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