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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Mycobacterium Phlei

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Is "mycobacterium tuberculosis " can cause kyphosis or scoliosis directly (without affecting the lungs)?!

Is "mycobacterium tuberculosis " can cause kyphosis or scoliosis directly (without affecting the lungs)?!

Yes: It is possible to get tuberculosis of the spine which can cause significant damage and deformity. However, it usually has pain along with the infection. The TB germs may enter the body through the lungs but then be controlled there but circulate and cause their major damage outside the lungs sometime later.

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How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis cause pulmonary fibrosis?

How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Inflammation: Tb is an infection which can cause an inflammatory reaction and scar tissue can be the result of that process.

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Hi sir, I have been diagnosed with mycobacterium tuberculosis of uterus, I am takng akurit-4 four tabs a day empty stomach, what's the cause of ths diseas?

Hi sir, I have been diagnosed with mycobacterium tuberculosis of uterus, I am takng akurit-4 four tabs a day empty stomach, what's the cause of ths diseas?

TB: You have tuberculosis (TB) of the uterus. Tb is an infection caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is usually acquired through the air by inhalation. It remains dormant in the body for years and then if there is a decrease in immunity it can cause an infection anywhere. In your case it is in the uterus.

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What is mycobacterium terrae?

What is mycobacterium terrae?

M. terrae complex: Is a group of three similar mycobacteria that can cause aggressive, usually soft tissue infection even on people with normal immune systems.

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How virulant is mycobacterium?

How virulant is mycobacterium?

Depends...: On what species of mycobacterium one is referring to. M. Tuberculosis is more virulent than many of the other species but all of these organisms are relatively slow growers so they do not have the acute affects of, say, a staphylococcus or streptococcus.

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What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

What is the lifespan of mycobacterium leprae?

Long: Untreated, hansen's disease lasts from many decades with symptoms depending on the type of disease (lepromatous, tuberculous, borderline).

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How can I culture mycobacterium tuberculosis?

You don't: The lab does, on special media. If you try it yourself, and you actually have somebody with active TB to grow it from, you'll generate a mass of nasty bacteria and if you don't know exactly what you are doing, you can make everybody around you very sick.

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Is Mycobacterium Chelonae contagious from human to human?

Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/

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What is the pathophysiology of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

What is the pathophysiology of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

Complex: Mtb is acquired thru respiratory route and replicates in the lung before asymptomatically disseminates to other organs. After about 6-8 weeks, the immune system starts to respond to the bug, walling the bacilli off in granulomas. Other than a positive skin test, 90% of people stay well. Of the rest, half will "reactivate" within 2 yrs and the others later sometimes due to immune suppression.

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Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Consequences and treatment for mycobacterium avium intracellulare?

Complex: M. Avium- intracellulare (mac) infections can result in lung and other organ damage, depending on the severity of immunodeficiency. In people with an intact immune system, mac infection is a slow process and can take years before therapy is initiated (2 or 3 antibiotics- e.g. Ethambutol, cipro, (ciprofloxacin) and rifabutin). Therapy can last a minimum of 12 months if a lung infection is involved.

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How does mycobacterium leprae spread?

How does mycobacterium leprae spread?

Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. Armadillos serve as a vector for Leprosy in the US.

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Where can you come into contact with Mycobacterium bovis?

Where can you come into contact with Mycobacterium bovis?

Mycobacterium bovix: From eating / drinking unpasteurized dairy products that are contaminated with this bacteria.

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How do mycobacterium TB grow?

How do mycobacterium TB grow?

MYCOBACTERIUM TB: Acid -fast bacilli are slow growing aerobic, commonly found in the lungs. It is a chronic progressive infection transmitted by inhalation of droplets of the baclli.

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Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

M. Avium: Non- tuberculous mycobacterium such as avium and many other mycobacterial species are not transmitted from person to person