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Isoniazid hypersensitivity in a child

Tony D Merritt and Peter D Massey
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (7): 397.
Published online: 6 April 2009

To the Editor: Isoniazid is used extensively for the treatment of active and latent tuberculosis (TB). It is generally well tolerated by children, and hypersensitivity reactions resulting in skin rash and requiring cessation of treatment are rarely reported in this age group.1,2

  • Tony D Merritt1
  • Peter D Massey2

  • 1 Hunter New England Population Health, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 Hunter New England Population Health, Tamworth, NSW.


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