A patient with extrapulmonary tuberculosis should receive antituberculous therapy for a period sufficient to eradicate the infection.
NOTE: The duration of therapy for a multi-drug resistant strain is unknown.
Sites of infection treated for 6 months:
(1) lymph node
(6) disseminated disease
Sites of infection treated for 6-9 months:
(1) bone and joint
Sites of infection treated for 9-12 months
(1) central nervous system (CNS), including meninges
In addition to antituberculous therapy, corticosteroids are recommended for:
(2) CNS involvement
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Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Pharmacology, clinical, Pulmonology