How is TB infection treated?

The drug used to prevent TB infection from developing into TB disease is isoniazid. It must be taken for six to 12 months. The drug may cause liver problems in certain people, especially older individuals and people with liver disease. Therefore, people who are taking isoniazid should be monitored carefully for signs of adverse reactions.

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1. What is tuberculosis?
2. What is the difference between TB infection and TB disease?
3. Are some people at greater risk of getting TB?
4. How serious is the problem among minorities?
5. What are the symptoms of TB disease?
6. How is TB spread?
7. How is a person tested for TB?
8. What does a positive reaction mean?
9. How is TB disease treated?
10. How is TB infection treated?