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How long is the treatment for extra-pulmonary TB?

Q: I have been diagnosed with tuberculosis of the hip joints. I am taking medicine for the last 9 months. I also have a tumour in my uterus. For how long do I need to take the treatment?

A:The minimum duration of treatment for extra-pulmonary TB is 9 months, though the treatment may be extended upto 12-15 months in TB of the hip, depending on the clinical improvement. Please consult your treating doctor for specific advice.

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