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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Mycobacterium Smegmatis

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How does mycobacterium tuberculosis cause turberculosis?

How does mycobacterium tuberculosis cause turberculosis?

Infects and prevails: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis is a bacteria that causes Disease Tuberculosis in humans. The most common infection is in the lungs but it can infect other organs in the body as well. How it calls infection is the same way any other infectioius agent enters our body. Our body tries to fight the infection on it's own and many are able to survive that. While others succumb to it and end up with disease ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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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?

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat mycobacterium abscessus?

What is the best way to treat mycobacterium abscessus?

M. abscessus: Mycobacterium abscessus complex is a group of rapidly growing, multidrug-resistant, nontuberculous mycobacteria. They can cause a whole range of skin and soft tissue diseases, central nervous system infections, bacteremia, and ocular and other infections. Some of the drugs used include clarithromycin, amikacin, and cefoxitin. However treatment really is best coordinated by an ID doc who knows. ...Read more

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What to do about mycobacterium intracellular (not avium)?

What to do about mycobacterium intracellular (not avium)?

Mycobacteria: Mycobacterium intracellulare is something of a difficult bacterium to treat. Depending on the site of infection, you either need an Infectious Diseases specialist or a lung specialist. Sometimes you need both! Usually this germ attacks those that are weakened - either by disease (cancer, AIDS) or some structural problem - such as damaged airways from smoking. There is good treatment, though. ...Read more

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How can I culture mycobacterium tuberculosis?

How can I culture mycobacterium tuberculosis?

ThroughTheLab: You can not culture Mycobacterium Tuberculosis by your self. The specimen has to be collected by your doctor or healthcare provider properly and sent to be Bacteriological Laboratory to be cultured where it is incubated for several days to grow the mycobacterium as it is slow growing bacteria ...Read more

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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/ ...Read more

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What is the reason of TB mycobacterium being acid fast?

What is the reason of TB mycobacterium being acid fast?

Cell wall: The complex lipids in the cell wall produce the staining. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does mycobacterium lepromatosis means?

What does mycobacterium lepromatosis means?

Leprosy: Mycobacterium lepromatosis is one of the bacteria that cause leprosy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune system is weak. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

Depends on where: But the most common site for tuberculosis is the lung and symptoms include fever, cough, night sweats and weight loss. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

Life expectancy with atypical mycobacterium kansasii?

It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well. ...Read more

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How does mycobacterium tuberculosis attack and spread?

InfectionAndSpread: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Bacteria attacks healthy&some not so healthy people when they are exposed to some one who is already infected&has active infection with positive bacteria in their lungs. And by close contact one can acquire that bacteria. Not every one who gets infected comes up with the active disease but some do and others overcome with body's resistannce. Those infected are contagious ...Read more

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What is the time period for which mycobacterium leprae remain active on dry surfaces?

What is the time period for which mycobacterium leprae remain active on dry surfaces?

Unknown: Mycobacteria including mycobacterium tuberculosis can remain active on dry surfaces for months. However, it is unknown how long mycobacteria laprae would remain active. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am I contagious?

Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, am I contagious?

Many mycobacteria: There are >200 species of mycobacteria. We worry about mycobacterium tuberculosis because it can be transmitted between people. Atypical mycobacterium, like mai, are not contageous. These are in our h2o supply ; we drink/inhale them. Most are problematic in people w/lung diseases (copd/cystic fibrosis) or those who are immunocompromised (hiv/transplant patients). In normal hosts usually no worry. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Chronic infection: 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 strains are becoming common. ...Read more