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History Of Pneumothorax Treatment For Tuberculosis
What would be your best prescription for tuberculosis meningitis. Friend is already on treatment, need second opinion only. She's on TB meds only.
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
Intercostal catheter: Icc stands for intercostal catheter that is used to drain the air out of the chest in case of a tension pneumothorax. This tube is inserted in the space between ribs to reach the inside of chest cavity on the involved side & the other end of this tube is kept under water seal with/without suctioning to completely drain the air out of chest cavity. It is left in place until pneumothorax resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation: Observation is the most natural treatment but only for so long as the patient is not short of breath that oxygenation is compromised. Otherwise, a tube is inserted in the chest cavity to drain the air that is compressing the lung. Needle aspiration of pneumothorax is unreliable. Pain medication may also be needed. ...Read more
Can I opt for an open procedure rather than VATS procedure for treatment of recurrent pneumothorax, based on lower rates of recurrence?
TB treatment SEs?: The standard drugs for TB treatment aren't strongly associated with long lasting rashes. I think it's much more likely some other disease process is at work. Probably you should see a dermatologist. Better descriptions of the symptoms would help in the differential diagnosis. Don't lose hope- I think u can be helped once a diagnosis is established. ...Read more
INH + rifapentine: The gold standard for latent (noninfectious) TB was nine months of Isoniazid (inh), but a study recently published in the new england journal of medicine showed that only three months of Rifapentine and inh was just as efficacious as the aforementioned standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband suffering from tuberculosis how much time it will take treatment, is it curable or not?
If Pulmonary only: If the airway TB cultures indicate that the bacteria is not resistant, the infection may be treated with a standard protocol. The protocol used should be discussed with your physician. Typically multiple drugs are used for several months. The American Lung Association can also provide you with valuable information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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