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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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


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How does tuberculosis treatment act on bacilli?

How does tuberculosis treatment act on bacilli?

Kills them: Most of the antibiotics used to treat TB work by blocking the internal molecular machinery of the bacteria thereby leading to bacterial death. ...Read more

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Is there tuberculosis treatment for 4 months?

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

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What is the causes of ileocecal tuberculosis treatment failure?

What is the causes of ileocecal tuberculosis treatment failure?

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

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What is a tuberculosis treatment if you have total drug resistance?

What is a tuberculosis treatment if you have total drug resistance?

Drug resistant TB: There are none by definition except maybe some old ones like collapse lung and pray. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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How much does tuberculosis treatment cost?

How much does tuberculosis treatment cost?

Free: In the United States, treatment for tuberculosis is generally free for patients when it is provided by the local health department. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for tuberculosis treatment in japan?

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

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How does alcoholism and tuberculosis treatment complicate each other?

How does alcoholism and tuberculosis treatment complicate each other?

See below: Alcohol and TB meds combine to increase liver risk. Drinking may reduce immunity. ...Read more

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If someone has completed tuberculosis treatment, is there any chance of re-attack of the disease, if yes then how much it is?

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

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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?

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

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What is the best treatment for brain tuberculosis?

TB Meningitis: INH, Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide, & Ethambutol for 2 months, followed by INH & Rifampicin for another 10 months. Steroids are also used in first 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for latent tuberculosis?

Isoniazid: Standard treatment for latent tuberculosis has been Isoniazid for 9-12 months. ...Read more

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Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

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

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Will mycobacterium tuberculosis infection kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: 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

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What's the best treatment to get rid of mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

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

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Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?

Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?

TB and infertility: Yes, tuberculosis can result in infertility. Log on and read NN Chowdhury - Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 1996 - ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov. This is a complicated subject and cannot be thoroughly discussed in this space. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm scared, is the treatment for tuberculosis painful?

No: Might cause some stomach upset. The treatment consists of taking pills. ...Read more

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Marks appeared after the treatment of Tuberculosis are removable or not?

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

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How can I be sure that im already cured after the treatment og tuberculosis?

Followup: High cure rate with full treatment regimen.
But followup, with x-rays and sputum a is relevant.
Your internist, or pulmonologist is the right discipline.
You are correct to be concerned as recurrence has happened.
Avoid steroids, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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Treatment failure causes in gi tuberculosis?

Mgt: Lack of compliance and resistance of the organism to the therapeutic regimen may cause treatment failure in any form of TB, including pulmonary. ...Read more

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What is the life of tuberculosis patient without treatment?

Variable: Many patients with active untreated TB will have night sweats, fevers and weight loss. The TB organism can damage the lungs causing you to cough up blood. Eventually untreated TB can lead to severe scarring in the lungs. Best to seek medical treatment. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for avian tuberculosis in humans?

M bovis?: If you mean m. Bovis: regular treatment without pza. Most importantly: must be treated by an expert doc! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tuberculosis? How can you prevent getting it?

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

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Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

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

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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