Select drug class All drug classes streptomyces derivatives (2) glucocorticoids (1) Diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is challenging and many patients are initiated on empirical anti-TB treatment without a laboratory confirmed diagnosis. Pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease should be treated with the same regimens (see Chapter 3). Drugs used to treat Tuberculosis, Extrapulmonary The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition. { "consumer": "Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by tuberculosis bacteria that have spread beyond the lungs. Extrapulmonary involvement can be seen in more than 50 percent of patients with concurrent AIDS and tuberculosis.3-5 The risk of extrapulmonary tuberculosis … ' DAN W. MYERS, M.D.t THE lungs constitute the most frequent locus of the pri­mary tuberculous infection and are also by far the most com­mon site of progressive tuberculous disease. 1 Note that some experts recommend 9–12 months of treatment for TB meningitis (2, 3) given the serious risk of disability and mortality, and 9 months of treatment for TB of bones or joints because of the difficulties of assessing treatment response . The definition of satisfactory response to treatment in EPTB remains unclear. Monitoring treatment response is thus important to ensure correct diagnosis and proper disease management.