How is ocular tuberculosis in HIV infection treated?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Copeland, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Patients should be given isoniazid (INH) 300 mg orally daily, rifampin 600 mg orally daily, and pyrazinamide 25-35 mg/kg orally daily for 2 months; then, continue with INH and rifampin for an additional 7 months. Drug resistance is most common with streptomycin and INH; however, this may be minimized by the use of multiple bactericidal antituberculous drugs.

Pyridoxine 25 mg orally daily usually is added to the regimen to prevent peripheral neuritis.


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