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mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Chronic infection: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Usually not: Mycobacterial tuberculosis infection can affect any part of the body and depending on the organ affected may have dull pain especially if skin and/or ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Vibrio parahemo...: Generally supportive treatment is sufficient, i.e. Replacing fluids to prevent dehydration from diarrhea fluid loss. Antibiotics may be used in prolon ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Possible over time: Tb is a huge cause of death... More than half a million deaths worldwide...Usually these patients are not treated or diagnosed late. Typically TB from ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Multi-drug therapy: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. This was the among the most common causes of lung disease in the early 20th cent ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You don't: The lab does, on special media. If you try it yourself, and you actually have somebody with active TB to grow it from, you'll generate a mass of nasty ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Infects and prevails: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is a bacteria that causes Disease Tuberculosis in humans.The most common infection is in the lungs but it can infect other ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Complex: Mtb is acquired thru respiratory route and replicates in the lung before asymptomatically disseminates to other organs. After about 6-8 weeks, the im ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Who cares: Does not matter a dime. But: patient needs a TB expert!

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