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Can chemotherapy help cure TB?

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Quick question, is oral Chemotherapy away to treat/ tuberculosis??
Posted Sat, 31 Oct 2015 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 1 hour later
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Cannot be treated with chemo

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Chemotherapy cannot be used to treat tuberculosis. The only option of treatment is to use ant tubercular drugs like rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrizinamide and ethambutol.
for a period of 6 months.

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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