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Can chemotherapy help cure TB?

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Question: Quick question, is oral Chemotherapy away to treat/ tuberculosis??
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
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.

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