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Most common symptoms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis?

Most common symptoms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis?

Depends on etiology: It depends on site eg meningitis, lymphnodes, intestinal tb, renal or bone tb.Common symptoms are fever night sweats, anorexia and wt, loss. ...Read more

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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I am suffering from extrapulmonary tuberculosis, what is the treatment?

Same like pulm tb: You must take 4 drugs for 6 weeks then depending upon c/s report likely 2 drugs for 4and half months. ...Read more

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Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?

Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extra pulmonary" tb, but there have been pulmonary TB first that scarred or some other lung process. ...Read more

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Are children or the elderly more susceptible to tuberculosis?

Are children or the elderly more susceptible to tuberculosis?

Yes: They have in general a weaker immune system. But everybody can get it given enough exposure. ...Read more

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How come I have to have a tuberculosis test done for custody of children?

How come I have to have a tuberculosis test done for custody of children?

To protect children: To ensure that young children do not get exposed to anyone with tb, child care providers (e.g. Those working in daycares or hospitals) are required to get a TB test to ensure that they themselves are not infected with TB & are not at risk for passing on the infection to the children around them. It also helps ensure your health and safety. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tuberculosis?

Can you tell me about tuberculosis?

Can't do it justice: in 400 characters of less. But here is a good overview by Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/home/ovc-20188556 ...Read more

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Will tuberculosis affect employment in us?

Will tuberculosis affect employment in us?

Definitely: Before being employed, applicants need medical health clearance like tuberculosis, hepatitis, drug screens and the like. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my tuberculosis is back?

Tuberculosis: I cannot, not at least without some more information anyway. Anyone who at one time had and was treated for TB can be at risk for reactivation. Did you take the full recommended course of antibiotics? Signs of reactivation can include cough, fever, night sweats, fatigue and weight loss. Best to see a physician to be assessed. Tb can also be assessed at many public health clinics. Regards. ...Read more

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What organ systems does tuberculosis affect?

Tuberculosis: TB can infect almost any tissue in the body. It's most classically associated with lung infection however, and has characteristic findings on X-rays. The bacteria can spread or travel outside of the lungs though to the lingings of the lungs, the lymph nodes, kidneys and other organs. We refer to that as 'extra-pulmonary' TB as opposed to PTB or pulmonary TB. Best to see an ID doc if questions. ...Read more

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What are some diseases similar to tuberculosis?

Leprosy, sarcoid: Disease caused by acid fast bacilli include human and bovine tuberculosis, mycobacterium-avium complex in patient with immune deficiency, like aids. There are also strains that cause skin ulcers. Leprosy is also caused by acid fast bacteria. Not an infection, but sarcoidosis has features similar to tb. ...Read more

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How does someone know if they have tuberculosis?

See your doctor: Symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis include fever, night sweats, cough, and weight loss. Your doctor can place a skin test, get a chest x-ray, and get sputum cultures if s/he suspects tuberculosis. ...Read more

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What biological system does tuberculosis affect?

What biological system does tuberculosis affect?

Extrapulmonary TB: Besides causing infection in the lungs, TB can also cause infection in the spine (potts), central nervous system (meningitis), urinary tract, liver, skin, joints, heart, GI tract and abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the best way that I can avoid tuberculosis?

What is the best way that I can avoid tuberculosis?

Avoidance: If you know someone is infected then special precautions like wearing a high efficiency well fitting mask is the way to go. Unfortunately, in practical terms, there is little you can do to avoid getting it. It is transmitted by airborne droplets. Avoid people who are coughing. In areas where TB rates are high, BCG vaccination is an option. ...Read more

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How can I know if I'm suffering from tuberculosis ?

Tuberculosis: TB is an infection caused by a germ (bacterium) called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually affects the lungs, but any part of the body can be affected. http://patient.info/health/tuberculosis-leaflet ...Read more

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What are the do's and dont's when has flat tuberculosis?

I did not really: Understand the question. When one has TB we recommend no smoking as the scar later can become cancer, the treatment is 6-9 months and you have to follow with your doctor to make sure no side effects as the liver. Take the meds religiously. After several days of treatment, sputum is checked to make sure person is not contagious anymore. All contacts should be checked for positive test and prophylax. ...Read more

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What to tell me about the medical points of tuberculosis?

TB infection: Tb infection spreads through droplets coughed out by a person already infected. People in infected persons surroundings inhale those droplets & develop infection in their lungs. It can be contained at that stage by your body's immunity (latent tb) or develop an active infection with risk of spread within the lungs & to other organs in your body. Effective treatments are available to eliminate it. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take your full tuberculosis pills ?

What happens if you don't take your full tuberculosis pills ?

Continued infection: You will not have a cure or will have a partial cure and the infections can recurr soon or down the road when you least expect it. You can infect others and spread the infections and you can create resistance by not totally erradicating the TB bug. This is not right for you and certainly not right or fair for those who come in contact with you. Be ressponsible and do the right thing! ...Read more

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Please tell me what a tuberculosis diagnosed person should do?

Please tell me what a tuberculosis diagnosed person should do?

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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Como mitigar la reacción en la piel de la prueba de la tuberculosis?

TB Test: How to mitigate the skin reaction of the tuberculosis test? **Como usted debe saber, se supone que hay una reacción a la prueba si su resultado es positivo. ¿está deseando tener su programa de prueba como resultado negativo en lugar de un positivo? Si ese es el caso, eso no sería ético. **As you must know, there is supposed to be a reaction to the test if your result is positive. Are you desiring ...Read more

Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis (Definition)

Besides causing infection in the lungs, TB can also cause infection in the spine (Potts), central nervous system (meningitis), urinary tract, liver, skin, joints, heart, ...Read more


Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can ...Read more