IPT for recurrent TB exposure
Author: Kumar G S
Three children aged less than 6years (youngest being 3yrs) have been given 6 months of INH prophylactic therapy as per RNTCP recommendations (10mg/Kg/day) as the grandfather had smear positive tuberculosis. They all completed the prophylaxis just a month ago
and are asymptomatic and underweight. Now the uncle who lives in the same family is detected to have smear positive tuberculosis. They belong to indigenous tribal community and live together in a small, poorly ventilated hut. There are no specific guidelines
for such scenarios and it is common for single tribal family to have two or three adult tuberculosis cases getting diagnosed at intervals.