Table 1

British Thoracic Society recommendations for treatment of childhood tuberculosis and tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis

IndicationDrug regimen
Pulmonary tuberculosis(a) Rifampicin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide for 2 months followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for 4 months or
(b) Rifampicin and isoniazid for 9 months
Non-pulmonary tuberculosis
Lymph node or bone/jointRifampicin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide for 2 months followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for 4 months
 MeningitisRifampicin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide for 2 months followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for 10 months
 Other sitesRifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol for 2 months followed by rifampicin and isoniazid for 4 months
Tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis(a) Isoniazid for 6 months or
(b) Rifampicin and isoniazid for 3 months