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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What precautions should be taken for a tuberculosis suffering person?

Hi doctor,my mom she is 61years old is a patient of rheumatoid arthritis since 4 5 years but recently was detected with tuberculosis in the month of september.and according to doctor we have stopped her RA medicines and continue with TB course since her sputum is negative and her condition is also not good she can t even pls suggest me what do I do???IAM in delima.
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

She has to complete the full course of treatment for Tuberculosis. For rheumatoid arthritis, she does not have to take anything else because tubercular drugs are very powerful and act on the disease process. She will get better if she takes a full course without fail.

Since her sputum is negative, you do not need to worry and go ahead with the process. I being a doctor is also fought with tuberculosis and survived.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Archana
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