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pulmonary tuberculosis stage 3

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
32 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
See your doctor asap: You need to 1-wear a mask when sharing a space with him until he has been cleared by the health department 2-visit your doctor to get a skin test ca ... Read More
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Dr. William Carlos
20 years experience Critical Care
Get him to MD: He needs to be treated and if he has active TB he needs to wear a mask around people while active.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/tuberculosis-tb-topic-overview The issue is too complicated for this forum. To get a start, consult the web address given ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Infection/inflammati: It is rather complicated but in simple words It is an infectious condition caused by a bacteria that causes inflammation,caseation and destruction in ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Potentially serious: Pulmonary tuberculosis is due to lung infection with a "mycobacteria". Historically a serious but treatable infection, there are now strains that can ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
TB and contagious: Pulmonary tuberculosis (or tb) is highly contagious and requires antibiotic treatment ... It can be life-threatening if left untreated ...
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have been exposed to a person with active pulmonary tuberculosis without wearing an appropriate face mask you are at risk for acquiring the dis ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
20 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
yes if active: Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearanc ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Avoid those with TB: By 'reinfection' I assume you were diagnosed with (and treated for) TB? If so, your risk is low, but the best preventive strategy for TB is for public ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
LungInfectionWithTB: It is an infection in the lungs caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculi.Which needs to be treated with combinations of drugs(Antibiotics) ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cough, wt loss and..: Cough is one of the main symptoms of pulmomary tuberculosis (85-90% of case) along with poor apetite/fatigue, wt loss, and night sweat etc..But depend ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
CloseContactWith: Anyone who comes in direct contact with a patient who suffers from Tuberculosis of Lungs and has not been treated enough to be negative for the the ba ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Recurrence possible: Reactivation of TB is possible even with compliance and a treatment regimen.

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