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Why do I need to take TB medicine for a long time?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Slow growth

Tb is different from other bacteria in that it grows very slowly.
That's why antibiotics have to be in the body in a sustained fashion to kill every sleeping bug and prevent recurrence or resistance. This takes 9 months to a year of treatment.

In brief: Slow growth

Tb is different from other bacteria in that it grows very slowly.
That's why antibiotics have to be in the body in a sustained fashion to kill every sleeping bug and prevent recurrence or resistance. This takes 9 months to a year of treatment.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: May come back

To avoid it from back. At a vengeance...

In brief: May come back

To avoid it from back. At a vengeance...
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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