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how to prevent health care workers from abdominal TB

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Clarify details....: There is no medications in the US given to "prevent" TB. I think you may be referring to Tuberculin Skin test (TST)- this is given to determine if a p ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Not major issue: The cellulitis is likely well circumscribed and not very infectious unless an open sore is present. In this day and age, however, must be cogniscent ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on stage: If TB skin test + but negative chest xray & no symptoms+ no need to be separated from the infant. These individuals are often on TB meds & are consid ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Several things!: You should take a drug which prevents the formation of uruc acid, such as low dose allopurinol. There will be dietary contraints that you would need ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
TB treatment...: It looks like you were treated for an active TB infection. Assuming the sensitivities of your TB organism were known, the best way to prevent relapse ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
After treatment: Of tb, chances of relapse is low as long as it is fully treated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience in Pediatrics
No: no different process entirely. I presume the vaccine is for hepatitis b.very important series of three hep b injections.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Treatment/active TB: The lesions in the setting of TB infection require that you be treated for TB. The physicians will obtain a culture to confirm the diagnosis and to de ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
LP shunts: Lp shunts are problematic and prone to needing revision. I place multiple holes in the tubing and place the tubing in the bent down position. There ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Any other symptoms?: Other than tightness in the upper mid abdomen, any other symptoms like heart burn, nausea/vomiting etc present? If so it could be gastritis. Avoid ea ... Read More
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