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Brain Tuberculosis Treatment
What would be your best prescription for tuberculosis meningitis. Friend is already on treatment, need second opinion only. She's on TB meds only.
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
INH + rifapentine: The gold standard for latent (noninfectious) TB was nine months of Isoniazid (inh), but a study recently published in the new england journal of medicine showed that only three months of Rifapentine and inh was just as efficacious as the aforementioned standard. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Disseminated or underlying tuberculosis that is non pulmonary is usually treated with the same antibiotics as regular pulmonary tuberculosis but needs to be treated for an extended period of time and repeat labs and imaging has to be performed to ensure that the infection is under control however most cases need an extended course of treatment based on that particular culture sensitivity ...Read more
Drug resistant TB: There are none by definition except maybe some old ones like collapse lung and pray. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
Tbs Rx n japan: How much does it cost for tuberculosis treatment in japan? ANS: my guess is that it is paid for by the government to protect public health. Good google question I would think. ...Read more
If someone has completed tuberculosis treatment, is there any chance of re-attack of the disease, if yes then how much it is?
Following adequate: Treatment for active tb, there remains a small chance of reactivation later. If it does relapse, if the meds were taken properly the bug will not be more resistant to therapy. ...Read more
Hello doctor please help me. I am having anti tuberculosis treatment for two months. I have gland tb. I for fever in the evening. Why doctor. Plz help?
TB: Tuberculosis is a hard disease to treat. Treatment takes months to become effective. Recently there has been medication resistance has been on the rise. Fever is one of the symptoms of tuberculosis. If it is present, there is a chance the treatment you're getting is not effective. You may need to consult your treating doc to discuss it with him. ...Read more
Is Akurit 4 tablet (containing 4 frontline drug for tuberculosis treatment) is alone enough to treat pulmonary tuberculosis with pleural effusion?
Mgt: I would recommend close follow up. The pleural fluid cultures can identify resistance patterns. The therapy is guided accordingly. ...Read more
Does Anti Tb treatment affect fertility? Can tuberculosis treatment make me infertile? Taking TB treatment for TB neck cervical lymph node.
No.: Infecting a person with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is not be a cure for cancer. TB is dangerous and potentially fatal. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of attenuated live bacteria (Mycobacterium bovis) is used to treat bladder cancer because it stimulates immune responses that can destroy cancer cells within the bladder. ...Read more
And you will hurt everyone you love and live with by infecting them as well. In many countries you don't get to decide. You either take the treatment voluntarily or you get detained and kept in isolation.
This applies to open tuberculosis. If you have latent tuberculosis, it's a different story. Chances of death from latent TB are almost zero, unless it turns into the open form. ...Read more
Multi-drug therapy: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. This was the among the most common causes of lung disease in the early 20th century when it was called "consumption." Nowadays it is unusual in the US but still common in the 3rd world and very serious. Treatment is a regimen of 2 to 4 drugs for many months. Resistant strains are cropping up, which complicates matters greatly. ...Read more
Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?
No: Might cause some stomach upset. The treatment consists of taking pills. ...Read more
TB treatment SEs?: The standard drugs for TB treatment aren't strongly associated with long lasting rashes. I think it's much more likely some other disease process is at work. Probably you should see a dermatologist. Better descriptions of the symptoms would help in the differential diagnosis. Don't lose hope- I think u can be helped once a diagnosis is established. ...Read more
M bovis?: If you mean m. Bovis: regular treatment without pza. Most importantly: must be treated by an expert doc! ...Read more
Treatment: Treatment of TB uses antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Effective TB treatment is difficult, due to the unusual structure and chemical composition of the mycobacterial cell wall, which hinders the entry of drugs and makes many antibiotics ineffective. The two antibiotics most commonly used are isoniazid and rifampicin, and treatments can be prolonged, taking several months. ...Read more
TB treatment failure: Treatment fails if the wrong antibiotics are used (i.e. the organism is or becomes resistant), if the patient doesn't take the medicine as directed for long enough, or if the patient has a compromised immune system such as from AIDS or other issues. Some organisms just don't have effective treatments as well. ...Read more