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Can Tuberculosis Cause Copd
Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is also known as Tuberculosis. 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
Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father 75yo has had COPD now for 15 years or so it seems that he might also have developed tuberculosis what can I expect in terms of treatment ?
Don't you think COPD numbers should change ? One dr. Says I have COPD and another says i don't cause nnumbers aren't there.I had to quit work.
Proof is in numbers: COPD is diagnosed by a fixed obstructive ratio fev1/fvc of < .70. Above that no COPD and below it is copd. Severity of obstruction is assessed by your fev1 in comparison to other men of same age, height, weight, and ethnicity. Most with COPD with fev1< 50% may have disability. Without knowing your pfts, it would be hard to answer your question more specifically. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more
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