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My friend had a chest xray done today report shows nonhomogenous shadowing with fibrocalcific changes seen in right upper zone of lung chronic inflammatory disease pulmonary tuberculosis please tell me what dose it means?
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
My normal ultrasound, urine analysis, but friend had tb, now I have chronic epididymitis not responsive to antibiotics, is it tuberculosis epididymits?
Could be.: Rare in the us, but possible see a urologist. ...Read more
Im having chronic cough since last 4 years.tested negative for Tuberculosis . CT scans show collapse and closure of RLL , RML. what is bronchi stasis?
Lung condition: Bronchiectasis is a chronic lung condition that develops slowly and makes you prone to lung infections. It can be managed by your Family Doctor or a Pulmonologist and usually doesn't interfere greatly with regular life. Here is a website to read more: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/bronchiectasis/ ...Read more
Need chest X-ray: Positive TB skin test simply means tested person was exposed to an active case of tb. If the person remains asymptomatic (free of active disease signs, e.g., weight loss, night sweat, cough, etc) with negative chest x-ray, he (she) has a latent tb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TB treatment: First you need a diagnosis so you need to see a doctor immediately. Mask to prevent spread. A TB culture will be obtained. Most start 4 antitb medications until its know to which medicines the infection is susceptible (takes about 1mo). Then decrease to the fewest number of medicines possible based on the culture tests & based on your disease burden & your treatmt response. Most cured in 6mo. ...Read more
See a specialist: Active tuberculosis treatment, especially complicated, is something that should be managed closely with a doctor (an infectious disease specialist, if available). There is no simple way to manage it. Management is with antibiotics and close followup to ensure everything remains safe, as treatment will be for months. ...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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