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was a cure for tuberculosis ever been found?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Tuberculosis is an infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis infecting the lungs. A combination of meds can treat TB if they are taken as prescribed. Tb bug is very slow growing & requires prolonged courses of multiple medications (avg 6-9 mo, 12-18 mo in complicated cases). Most patients stop taking meds once they feel better, leading to development of resistant strains & poor outcomes.
Answered on Mar 23, 2016
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