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Is Cervical Lymph Node Tuberculosis Contagious
Not neccessarily: Ultrasonography itself cannot distinguish benign from malignant lesions, but an echographic appearance suggests malignancy and helps in the selection of the node to aspirate with ultrasonographically guided fnab, which is crucial for a final diagnosis. You need to have the node sampled with a needle to know if it is benign or otherwise. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
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
Yes: If it gets disseminated, then yes it can spread to distant lymph nodes ...Read more
Does TB spread from tubercular neck lymph nodes to fallopian tubes? Is such a spread possible without having pulmonary tb?
TB: I think your referring tyo Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis...or Scrofula. Genital tuberculosis (TB) in females is by no means uncommon, particularly in communities where pulmonary or other forms of extragenital TB are common. TB can affect any organ in the body, can exist without any clinical manifestation, and can recur. You should see your GYN. ...Read more
Echo character: Tells very little. It is usually used to aid in finding the node to perform an aspiration. Hypechoic zone can indicate solid or fluid filled space. Size would help, but only cells, and in lymphoma, perhaps an excisional biopsy and test for gene re-arrangements would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scrofula: Scrofula, or TB lymphadenitis, is not contagious. However, anyone with this diagnosis should also have additional medical workup to be sure there is no pulmonary TB (infection in the lungs) which is contagious. TB lymphadenitis is quite treatable, but it is important that tissue from the lymph nodes is sent for culture and susceptibility testing to be sure standard treatment is appropriate. ...Read more
Is it possible to get mdr TB during 5th month of TB lymphadenitis treatment? TB lymph node has enlarged.fnac report says its secondary infection.
MDR TB: It would be very unusual to develop MDR Mycobacteria during a course of treatment. Most people with this condition become infected initially with MDR strains of this organism. Don't know where you are in Indiana, but most areas of the state have outstanding infectious diseases experts and would consult with one. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction to dental or gingival disease, or less often, malignancies. Chains of nodes drain from different areas and it might help to know whether this is behind or in front of the muscle running diagonally from the jay angle to the collarbone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inactive sarcoidosis w/enlarged lymph nodes, but nodes have grown 3mm more...Is this an indication that sarcoidosis is active again?
Hsv2+ 4 11yrs. Healthy. Current small outbreak but tender groin lymph node. Is the swollen lymph node normal?
Yes.: A small swollen node is often noted during outbreaks. ...Read more
Real answer is: complex. and depends on severity, othre patient factors and culture and senstivity. "While the six months treatment may be sufficient for many patients, each patient has to be individually assessed and, where relevant, treatment duration may have to be extended." http://www.japi.org/august_2009/article_06.pdf ...Read more
Flu shot reaction: Yes, as a secondary reaction you can get a swollen acillary lymph node. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Lymph node (ln) involvement implies the presence of cancer cells "elsewhere" in the body. Therefore, the chance for cure is dependent on one's ability to kill these cancer cells thru a combination of chemotherapy & one's immune system. Fortunately, we have many effective drugs to rx breast ca, leading to improved cure rates as compared to even a decade ago. Ln involvement is not a death sentence. ...Read more
That depends on: what you mean. Hodgkins lymphoma or non- Hodgkins lymphoma start in lymph system. If there is cancer found in a lymph node (& not a lymphatic cancer) then it is metastatic from where it originated. But having a painful or swollen lymph doesn't automatically mean that there is cancer in that particular node. It needs to be tested to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regional spread: Many tumors, as they evolve, develop the potential to spread. The lesions develop matrix metalloproteinase which forms small e-cadherin from the cell cement and allows for spread. Regional nodes are a common site and for lesions on the arm and chest, spread is to the axilla. Lt. breast carcinomas as they grow and spread frequently are noted in the left axillary lymph nodes as metastatic adenoca ...Read more
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