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Prophylaxis regimen for a neonate whose mother has tuberculosis?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Complex problem
This is a complex problem that should be addressed with your local infectious disease providers/health department, etc.
The regimen varies with the situation. If mom had active TB in pregnancy the child might first be isolated from mom & worked up for congenital infection. Moms with treated responsive TB would have a different plan than those with resistant forms.Best get a thorough eval first.

In brief: Complex problem
This is a complex problem that should be addressed with your local infectious disease providers/health department, etc.
The regimen varies with the situation. If mom had active TB in pregnancy the child might first be isolated from mom & worked up for congenital infection. Moms with treated responsive TB would have a different plan than those with resistant forms.Best get a thorough eval first.
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