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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it does: Any infection or chronic inlammation will make the ESR rise. It is very common to see high ESR if you have active tb. But it is not diagnostic of TB a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
No, ESR nonspecific!: The ESR, (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate), is a very nonspecific test. It can be elevated in a great many diseases. Sometimes, when it is very high, i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO- many causes: An elevated ESR is a common but nonspecific marker for inflammation. This is usually caused by autoimmune inflammatory conditions like Rheumatoid Arth ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Although TB can : Affect almost any organ, almost all transmission of the infection occurs from pulmonary TB spread by coughing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Tuberculosis: Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection. Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left u ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
TB: The tuberculosis bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult ID Specialis: If you have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis you should consult an ID Specialist and get it appropriately treated
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibi ... Read More
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