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Latent and active TB: Latent Tuberculosis iwhen you have been exposed to the Toberculosis Bacteria in the past and that did not result in active disease.It is called Primary complex which heals.But it makes PPD skin test Positive Active Tuberculosis is when the disease is active with symptoms like cough,fever,night sweats,expectoraton and weight loss,Sputum culture is positive&Rrays is positive.Is contagious&needsRx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Reactive: Lymphadenitis merely means that it is an infectious or inflammatory process rather than malignancy. Tuberculous lymph nodes usually are caseating granulomata, but are technically "reactive" because they are not malignant. So the short answer to your question is "yes". Ask your doctor for more details. ...Read more
RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?
Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Tuberculosis vaccinated, TB test positive...Will my ANA be positive because of TB test positive due to vaccine?
Done with 9mos tb treatment. Had xray and its normal. No tb symptoms ever since. Mine is latent tb. How come tb gold test is positive?
White cells remember: The TB Gold test (Quantiferon TB test) looks for the ability of a person's white blood cells to remember and to react to TB bacteria proteins in the lab. If her white blood cells remember and react to TB proteins in the lab, the test is positive. That means as long as her immune system and her white blood cells are healthy and working properly, she should always have a positive test result. ...Read more
Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?
How do doctors differentiate between a positive TB skin test due to BCG vaccine vs latent TB infection?
Blood test: There is a blood test which can help tell the difference. ...Read more
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Sputum test negative awaiting for the culture in 3 weeks. How like to be positive ?I have TB latent but with symptoms for active TB.
Why do you ask?: Expect to wait eight weeks to be certain. The decision, in the meantime, is whether to treat you for presumptive tuberculosis. Make the decision with your physician's guidance. I had a fever and x-ray shadow, weight loss and positive PPD but never grew any bugs; treatment still probably saved my life. Best wishes. ...Read more
No: Latent TB is exactly what it sounds like, latent. The body has sequestered the TB away in granulomas, and treatment is to eradicate the TB so that it doesn't pop out at a later point to cause disease. There should be no active disease with TB (or else it wouldn't be latent). ...Read more
CT result-Thorax extensive mediastinal lympopathy with central caseating ,TB lymphopathy to consider skin,blood culture negative it is TB disease?
Caseating granulomas: This sounds like tuberculosis, but may conceivably be systemic fungal infection like Histoplasmosis, rarely lymphoma or sarcoidosis. In India this is probably TB and either should be treated empirically or wait for the results of the biopsied lymph nodes. Sounds as if your doctor is very astute and would heed their advice. Best wishes. ...Read more
BCG info: Here is some information from the CDC regarding your question: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/prevention/BCG.htm ...Read more
I've been on humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's for 6 yrs. Now diagnosis w/ TB latent but it may be affecting other organs. What symptoms occur when TB affects other organs?
Varies widely: The symptoms vary widely depending on what organ system is involved and the degree of involvement. Latent TB has no symptoms by definition. Appropriate treatment should prevent symptoms from developing. ...Read more
FNAC report says TB lymphadenitis with secondary infection. I am 5th month of TB treatment.is it mdr tb?
MDR TB: TB lymphadenitis (also called adenitis) is inflammation of the lyph nodes caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or bovis. It is commonly known a "Collar stud abscess" because if its location to the clavical. It can open and drain..and sometimes needs to be opened and drained. The protocol is to test out the strain and if your getting better its probably not..but ask your ID doctor please. ...Read more
InfectionAndSpread: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Bacteria attacks healthy&some not so healthy people when they are exposed to some one who is already infected&has active infection with positive bacteria in their lungs.And by close contact one can acquire that bacteria.Not every one who gets infected comes up with the active disease but some do and others overcome with body's resistannce.Those infected are contagious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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