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They should not be: working around other people if they have active TB. ...Read more
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
TB: Tuberculin Tine Test- is smooth to moderately deep palpation. What is important is what it feels like - not what it looks like. ...Read more
Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online to review the test results including any radiographs. Were any household members under treatment for TB ? ...Read more
Pulmonary TB: Which is the most common form causes cough, sputum production sometimes with blood, night sweats and weight loss. It is diagnosed by chest x-ray and sputum exam and culture. Extra pulmonary TB such as in the kidney, bone or nervous system will cause symptoms related to the organ involved but renal TB may be remarkably silent until late in the disease. ...Read more
What happen when someone with latent tuberculosis (tb) goes without treatment?Can get worst?Can become active tb?Can goes away on the own?
Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?
If tuberculosis shows negatibe in everh test..But all thr symptoms supportd it...Doed TB medicine is advisable?
Symptoms ?: In the US TB is treated with multiple meds at one time due to germ resistance and for months to years. I could never recommend such a treatment based only of suspicion & no verified testing. There are many alternative conditions that produce the vague symptoms often seen with TB & these must all be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had tuberculosis when he was 9years old. His coughing however sounds really bad. Is it possible for TB to have a relapse?
Tuberculosis: Although the first thought may be a reinfection, it may not be probable. Your son is probably as healthy or healthier than his peers (malnutrition is often associated with tb). He needs a consultation with his primary care physician or pulmonologist. If necessary, a chest x-ray maybe indicated. My feeling is that he probably just have a bad cold (or whooping cough). ...Read more
Complicated question: Tb is mycobacterium tuberculosis. There are more than sever related mycobacterium species though. It is contagious..Very in fact if you have active pulmonary disease. Other forms are less infective or pose no threat transmit at all like bone infection (pott's puffy tumor). Can breathing clean air help..Well..It won't hurt. Thats what the TB sanitariums of the 16-20th centuries were doing. ...Read more
Disseminated: Infection, advanced.Get a more detailed answer ›