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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can TB be transmitted through kiss?

Hi Doctor, I am diagnosed with lymph node TB (Abdomen) and taking AKT-4 from last 7 months and will continue till 9 months. So is my TB can be transmitted to my loving one through kiss. Also advice if it requires to continue the AKT-4 for 12 months or so.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015
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Hello
A typical question about transmission for tuberculosis ( mostly through kiss pulmonary tuberculosis spread ) but if due to any reason mild acid regurgitation present in the mouth TB may infection other one ( so personally I would like advise you , please don't engage in kiss ).
As for as concerned about anti tubercular treatment , it varies from patient to
patient .
As in your case , you are having lymph node enlargement , so AKT -4 is sufficient for 7 months .
But the duration of course of anti tubercular treatment depends on treating physician according to condition of patient .
So continue your treatment till your doctor advise.
Good luck.
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Can TB be transmitted through kiss?

Hello A typical question about transmission for tuberculosis ( mostly through kiss pulmonary tuberculosis spread ) but if due to any reason mild acid regurgitation present in the mouth TB may infection other one ( so personally I would like advise you , please don t engage in kiss ). As for as concerned about anti tubercular treatment , it varies from patient to patient . As in your case , you are having lymph node enlargement , so AKT -4 is sufficient for 7 months . But the duration of course of anti tubercular treatment depends on treating physician according to condition of patient . So continue your treatment till your doctor advise. Good luck.