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Tuberculosis in pregnancy - advice seeking

I am 34 years old having a son at 7 years old. Now three month pregnant. Since my last pregnancy (during the year 2007) led to  missed abortion at 12th week of gestation, my doctor put me on progesterone therapy once in 15 days for past one month.  Three weeks back, I am having enlargement of lymph nodes at cervical region. My doctor referred to a physician. He examined and asked for PPD test and ESR. The ESR was 42mm at 1 hour (previously when checked by the gynecologist during first month of my gestation it was 28 mm at 1 hour). The physician after seeing the ESR and PPD come to conclusion that I am affected with tuberculosis (I have no other symptoms of TB). The physician prescribed the medicine containing isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide.  Kindly advice me that whether these drugs will affect the fetus. Another doubt is Since I am on progesterone therapy, as the progesterone is an immunosuppressant, whether this may be the one of the reason for elevated ESR?
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