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TUBERCULOSIS - PULMONARY (PEDIATRIC)
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a gram-positive bacteria with slow growth rate that is enhanced by 6-8% carbon dioxide and temperature of 35-40ºC.
It is primarily transmitted through airborne route.
The number of tubercle bacilli expelled in the air by a TB infected person is directly related to their infectiousness.
TB transmission is rare in children <10 years old due to their inability to expectorate sputum and low TB bacilli load in their sputum.
TB infection in children is usually obtained from an infectious adolescent or adult depending on the closeness and length of contact and the index case's severity of lung involvement and infectiousness.

Tuberculosis - Pulmonary (Pediatric) Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired & nosoco...

Indication: Resp; GUT, ophth, skin & soft tissue, biliary tract, GI & ENT infections. Cholecystitis & cholangi...

Indication: Acute sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated skin &a...

Indication: Mild, moderate & severe infections caused by levofloxacin-susceptible microorganisms in adults ≥18...

Indication: UTI, lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue infections, gonorrhoea & non-gonococcal urethritis & cer...

Indication: In conjunction w/ other anti-TB drugs in the treatment of all forms of TB.

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