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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Depends on etiology: It depends on site eg meningitis, lymphnodes, intestinal tb, renal or bone tb.Common symptoms are fever night sweats, anorexia and wt, loss.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Same like pulm tb: You must take 4 drugs for 6 weeks then depending upon c/s report likely 2 drugs for 4and half months.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: From your description, it is normal, but it may be uploaded for an inbox consultation and second opinion. Why was the chest radiograph ordered?
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Multi-drug resistant TB is resistant, by definition, to two drugs: Isoniazid and rifampin. There are many other drugs available which can be used in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Excellent article: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Extremely dangerous!: Statistically speaking, when you take antibiotics, you want to kill 100% of bad bacteria (tuberculosis). However, even if you take meds as directed, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
You need 6 months: For active tuberculosis you need four antibiotics 1 rifampin 2 inh 3 pyrazinamide 4 ethambutal all four for at least six months, for the disease ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad Bug!: Culture positive for TB after 2 months therapy can result from several things: infection is resistant to standard meds (more common!), there's a rese ... Read More

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