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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
DRUG RESISTANT TB: It is very common, thats why we have to use multiple antibiotics.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: If he does not take good care of himself, he can get reinfected again. As long as there is exposure or contact to TB infection.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: It's common. There are many other causes as well; we want to be sure espcially to rule out endocarditis.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Repeat the test: An indeterminant quantiferon gold result is often caused by inadequate specimen volume or insufficient mixing. Simply repeat the test.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Should improve: Age a big advantage and in spite of small strokes, which can be seen in multiple brain infections, should see steady and gradual improvements over nex ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Hope: People often begin to recover within hours or days of a lacunar stroke. Lacunar strokes have a better rate of recovery than other strokes that involve ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a lung doc: This is a complicated question that requires a thorough review of your medical history, where you've lived, and what exposures you've had. You're prio ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kahn
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: although most calcified Tyler lymph nodes are caused by benign conditions such as infections ( for example histoplasmosis, tuberculosis) or diseases s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Common: World wide TB is an endemic illness affecting millions of people. In the US, TB is some times seen in immigrants from poor countries. It is also ass ... Read More
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