Follow-up after treatment completion

All patients and caregivers should be counselled to return to the clinic if there is a recurrence of TB symptoms after successful completion of treatment. Children and adolescents may experience a relapse of TB disease or reinfection. Scheduled clinical monitoring is not required for children or adolescents after successful completion of a 6-month course of drug-susceptible TB treatment. If children and adolescents are treated with a 4-month treatment regimen, a follow-up visit or telephone call may be considered at 6 months to assess for recurrence of clinical symptoms (87).

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