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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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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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So my TB is positive and i went to the doctors on april 28 for an x-ray. How long should I wait for the results?

So my TB is positive and i went to the doctors on april 28 for an x-ray. How long should I wait for the results?

Very shortly: It doesn't take too much time to read and report on the x-ray . So hopefully within the next couple of days. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to TB X-ray screening?

What are some alternatives to TB X-ray screening?

TB screening: Current recommendations require a chest x-ray be performed on any person whose tuberculin PPD testing or quantiferon blood testing is positive to rule out pulmonary tb. ...Read more

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Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray ?

Could TB be seen from a chest X-ray ?

Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia,and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum.Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read more

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Hello, My X-ray says that there is a homogenous density in the left apex. Impression: Koch's Infection w/ volume loss. Does it mean i have TB? thanks.

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My X-ray says that there is a homogenous density in the left apex. Impression: Koch's Infection w/ volume loss. Does it mean i have TB? thanks.

Tuberculosis: MAYBE. A pulmonary infiltrate does not necessarily mean tuberculosis. There are many things which cause pulmonary "densities". However, because TB is such a serious public health risk, it must be considered the leading diagnosis. At this point, you and your doctors must act as if you have TB, to prevent possible spread while further investigation and initial treatment occurs. ...Read more

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Can TB be seen on chest x-ray?

Sometimes, esp: Chronic infection. But most chest x-rays (at least in the us and canada) done for postive PPD skin test show no evidence of pulmonary tb. ...Read more

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Hi doc my x-ray seen I have pleurophragmatic adhesion what is that doc is that a TB pls explain it to me because I'm scared thank u?

Don't be scared: At your young age, this is most likely benign. There are many etiologies for this, including past trauma or pneumonia. Even, not taking a big breath during the x-ray could show an abnormality. The good news: the lung parenchyma (tissue) looks good. If no other symptoms, relax. If symptoms, see a physician asap. ...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