dr Ankit Parakh
Pediatric Pulmonologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Following should be taken care of for a new born whose mother has active TB or has been on ATT during pregnancy

  • New born needs a good clinical examination, chest x-ray and USG abdomen.
  • If a New born is normal on examination and investigations are also normal, prophylaxis with INH is started
  • BCG has to be given
  • Mother can breastfeed
  • Infant is separated only if mother has Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis till she becomes sputum culture negative. In the meantime, mother can give expressed breastmilk.

Posted On: 25/10/2018

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