Preventive TB Therapy during Pregnancy Causes Excessive Adverse Events

Published Date:

03/08/2018

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Healio Infectious Disease

Researchers reported that the immediate initiation of isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis during pregnancy produced an unexpectedly high incidence rate of severe treatment-related adverse events among women with HIV. However, they said the rate was comparable to that among women who initiated therapy postpartum, suggesting that women should be given a choice of when to initiate therapy.

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