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which is dangerous pneumonia or tb

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Pneumonia causes cough, fever, sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Imaging: Please see your PCP. A follow up chest radiograph may be indicated. Sometimes there is residual inflammation of the lining of the lung. Other causes m ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If : If your family has contact with your step mother with no respiratory protection and she has active, untreated tb, you should be evaluated.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Looks different: Pneumonia is a patchy or consolidated infiltrate, and TB are smaller cavitay lesions or spots in the lung.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
meningitis: One of the worst complications from mastoiditis is meningitis, which can be lethal.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
??Dangerous ??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require su ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Rephrase question: Rephrase please; doesn't make sense.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
TB pleuritis: Started from the lung. It is still serious due to having spread and needs to be treated. Treatment will take longer than a usual lung infection due to ... Read More
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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Treat TB: Tb is a treatable disease. You must take the antibiotic medicines exactly as directed and finish them all. Usually you need to take 2 or 3 medicines a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Unless one has pulmonary tuberculosis as well.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Description: Bilobar simply means that two anatomically defined areas of the lung are involved. This does not necessarily have anything to do with the causative a ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Amoxicillin: Is quite safe if no allergy to it, as for the arrhythmia, it isn't a concern with amoxicillin, rather with other groups of antibiotics, as macrolides, ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tuberculosis of anything is dangerous, and the infected person needs to be treated and that person's contacts need to be protected.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Mechanical ventilation is dangerous for a large variety of reasons, but the alternative is not pretty. Long term mechanical ventilation is associated ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If untreated both: Are dangerous , if detected treated both are good and treatable. Curable intestinal TB is difficult to diagnosis , treatments will be prolonged may e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Generally: It depends on the virus - there are outbreaks where the old and very young appear to have been spared for unclear reasons while those in the prime of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Persistant inflammation can damage over time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung but there are others such as lung abscesses, septic pulmonary emboli, tuberculosis etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Febrile seizure?: Febrile seizures are linked to fevers, but the exact cause is unknown. Some researchers think that the biological processes associated with a high tem ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Febrile seizure?: Febrile seizures are linked to fevers, but the exact cause is unknown. Some researchers think that the biological processes associated with a high tem ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although not typical of strep throat, coughs can be seen in a variety of situations. However, I would generally not recommend any cough medicines for ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ertle
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Walking : Walking pneumonia can mean several different things. In general, it is a lung infection that is less serious than some types of pneumonia. Whether thi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can be either: Depends on organism, susceptibility to antibiotics and immune system of patient. Adenovirus is one of most virulent viruses often leaving destroyed lu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection...: Acute bronchitis is due to infection of the airways. If the infection is severe enough, it could result in decreased oxygen levels in the body which, ... Read More

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