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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: No. But if TB causes bronchiectasis then pseudomonas can flourish.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Antibiotics: It's a type of bacterium. Certain antibiotics kill it.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacterial infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative rod bacteria that can cause infection of the body, usually the lungs or skin. It is often seen in patients ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Unsure: I'm not sure if there's a question here or if you're talking about the three of these together. If so, it would be a very difficult situation to trea ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes and No: Cystic fibrosis is not contagious but pseudomonas infections are.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all anti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
A dormant infection: Latent TB is when someone gets TB and the body is able to suppress the infection but not fully get rid of the organism. They are then "dormant". When ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Natural selection: Even the creationists acknowledge this kind of micro-evolution. The molecular mechanisms are well-established. Here's the latest stuff http://www.natu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Tb is spread through the air from person to person when a person with TB in the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks and another person breaths in ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Tuberculosis in any other organ but the lung is not easily transmissible and not considered contagious. On the other hand, tuberculosis in the lungs i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Many mycobacteria: There are >200 species of mycobacteria. We worry about mycobacterium tuberculosis because it can be transmitted between people. Atypical mycobacte ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes and no: Since tonsils are lymphoid tissue, the TB bug can certainly secondarily spread to the tonsils in someone who is already infected with tb. However, TB ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune syste ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Through coughing. It is a very slow growing bacteria so it can take a long time for symptoms to appear.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Bacteria...: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a specific bacteria that can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It is cultured from the sputum and the lab also reports what ant ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
And: Not unusual see your TB expert asap.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vitaliy Krol
18 years experience Infectious Disease
M. Avium: non- tuberculous mycobacterium such as avium and many other mycobacterial species are not transmitted from person to person
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No with precautions: Could be if contaminated, the bacteria will not survive out side body, effusion is mostly a reaction to infection.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can be: It can be deadly if not treated properly and it spreads in the blood stream and in immunocompromised patients as well.
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