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Can active TB disease really be cured?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, in most people

Tuberculosis in an immunocompetent person is easily treated with 4 drug regimen today.
However, TB in individuals with immunodeficiency, congenital or acquired, is still a challenge.

In brief: Yes, in most people

Tuberculosis in an immunocompetent person is easily treated with 4 drug regimen today.
However, TB in individuals with immunodeficiency, congenital or acquired, is still a challenge.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Yes

By the TB expert.

In brief: Yes

By the TB expert.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

Active TB disease can be completely cured with appropriate therapy if done for the entire recommended duration (based on disease type & location).
Many patients stop taking their medicines as they feel better even before it is completely eliminated from their bodies. Doing that allows the remaining bacteria to develop multi-drug resistance, making them harder to treat once their disease relapses.

In brief: Yes

Active TB disease can be completely cured with appropriate therapy if done for the entire recommended duration (based on disease type & location).
Many patients stop taking their medicines as they feel better even before it is completely eliminated from their bodies. Doing that allows the remaining bacteria to develop multi-drug resistance, making them harder to treat once their disease relapses.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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