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Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?

If you are: Coughing, you are able to spread the disease. They may try to culture to see for check for variants. Standard drugs are inh/ethambutol. Duration of therapy is long. Side effects not too troubling. ...Read more

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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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How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

How long do objects touched by a TB patient remain infectious?

Not by touch: Tb is not transmitted by touching, it spreads by airborne particles that people inhale. Mycobacterium, the causative agent of tb, is very resilient, and can survive a very long time outside the human body. ...Read more

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If TB patients are on meds, are they contagious?

Tuberculosis: They can be for the first few weeks, but they generally stop being contagious after an average of 2 weeks on therapy. ...Read more

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How long is the medication of an elderly TB patient?

How long is the medication of an elderly TB patient?

PTB RX: Rx for new pts.:2 months followed by 4-7 months continuation phase or untill the sputum is negative by culture. ...Read more

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Whether levofloxacin shud b used wid hzre for TB meningitis patients and for hw long? For chronic lacunar infarcts and hydrocephalus furosimide could be given or some other drug. Want a second opinion

Whether levofloxacin shud b used wid hzre for TB meningitis patients and for hw long? For chronic lacunar infarcts and hydrocephalus furosimide could be given or some other drug. Want a second opinion

A mix up: You threw a lot of things in the same pot, so I am not sure i quite understand all what you said. First, Levofloxacin is not used as a first or second line medication in the us for the treatment of tb. Lacunar infarcts are not normally treated with furosemide. Furosemide may potentially be used for hydrocephalus but that's not the treatment for that. It may be used symptomatically at times. ...Read more

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What tests are conducted to diagnose TB in a patient?

See below: First, TB can occur elsewhere besides the lungs - e.g. the kidneys, bone, or all over called "miliary". It's diagnosed by x-rays, sputum culture, blood culture, or biopsy. ...Read more

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Survival chance of patient with 99% TB infected?

Very high: Pulmonary TB is curable 100 percent as long as it is not mdrtb ie multidrug resistant. ...Read more

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Why would a TB patient be given asylum placement?

Why would a TB patient be given asylum placement?

THEY WOULD NOT: Tb sanatoriums were used more than 50 years ago before there were effective treatments. They have not been used since that time. Today people with xdr or extremely drug resistant TB might be placed on isolation for a prolonged time but the days of TB asylums is long gone. ...Read more

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What food should a patient of TB should take if she is infected?

What food should a patient of TB should take if she is infected?

Normal healthy diet: With tb, one can eat a normal healthy diet. He can take an over-the-counter multivitamin just in case he doesn't get enough in the diet. ...Read more

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I'm currently a TB patient last 3 months.Taking rimactazid 300, what should I do?

Rimactazid: Keep taking it day in and day out for another 6 months or until your doctor tells you you can stop. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more