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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
Tuberculosis: AFB positive in sputum or stomach lavage means the person is spreading tb, should have detail investigation including chest x-ray and be on standard T ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Bone TB: This will depend on what the TBC germ is sensitive to.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Respiratory isolatio: TB patient must be under respiratory isolation. Usually you do NOT get TB from casual contact. However family members are at higher risk of transmissi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anand Khandelwal
44 years experience Pulmonology
TB is curable: Yes. Tuberculosis is a curable condition. There are new cases of multiple drug resistant tuberculosis, but it is not common in this country yet.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on site: Precautions would depend on the site of TB infection in your body. For TB involving the lungs (most common site), make sure that you cover your cough, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
TB , yes: Diabetes , no.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sick Relatives: You should work to protect them from any cough or other illness you may have. Their health is the real issue here...Not yours. Now, if the TB is ... Read More
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Prolonged therapy: Bone TB especially when it involves the backbone takes a long time to get heal & requires prolonged treatment with anti-tb drugs for 18-24 months. Sin ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
TB: The first thing that needs to be done is to make sure the doctors have a good sensitivity profile on the tubercal bacilli. Rates of drug resistance i ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Bone TB: If you have any questions or concerns about the treatment of your condition, you need to go talk to your doctor about this. It is not right for you to ... Read More
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