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Ruby Rana
09-03-2009, 07:47 PM
hi one of my doctor told that my uncle has tuberculosis of skin. i want to know is it the same that causes lung TB or different and are the treatment the same as lung TB. i'll be visiting the doctor on sunday. thanks

Dr.Deepak
09-04-2009, 03:00 AM
yup its the same "Mycobacterium tuberculosis" that causes cutaneous tuberculosis and the treatment is the standard therapy with 4 drugs for 8 weeks then followed by 2 drugs for 16 weeks. But sometimes might vary if associated with other diseases or severity of disease.
All drugs taken orally on empty stomach once daily and includes:
First 8 weeks:Isoniazid,Rifampicin,Ethambutol,Pyrazinamide
Followed by: Isoniazid and Rifampicin for 16 weeks