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Case Report

Delayed Presentation of Shoulder Tuberculosis

Table 2

Duration of treatment for osteoarticular Tb.

OrganizationTotal durationMedical treatment recommended

World Health Organization6 months“RIPE” for two months followed by four months of therapy with isoniazid and rifampicin
American Thoracic Society9 months“RIPE” for the first two months followed by seven months of therapy with isoniazid and rifampicin
Canadian Thoracic Society6 to 12 months“RIPE”

RIPE: rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol.

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