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what is the treatment for latent tb infection (ltbi)?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Visit CDC.gov: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/treatment/ltbitreatmentoptions.htm if pt is less that 35 years may receive inh (isoniazide) 5 mg/kg or 300 mg/d for 9 months but other meds may be used ( rifampin). It is recommended to give piridoxine 50 mg ad to prevent neuropathy by it. There are other regiments & the amount of months of therapy vary. It is also recommended the tx to be supervised.
Answered on Dec 18, 2012
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Established: Inh x 9 months. Other ones are available too. Check with your doc.
Answered on Oct 6, 2012

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