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Mycobacterium Abscessus Lungs
Is "mycobacterium tuberculosis " can cause kyphosis or scoliosis directly (without affecting the lungs)?!
Yes: It is possible to get tuberculosis of the spine which can cause significant damage and deformity. However, it usually has pain along with the infection. The TB germs may enter the body through the lungs but then be controlled there but circulate and cause their major damage outside the lungs sometime later.See 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Why is non TB mycobacterium occur again when a surgery on the left lung is done, now its on the right started medicine.?
Needs abx: Imagine the lung as a sponge filled with air in which the pipes comunicate with each other; the non-mtb travels from one piece of the lung to other. Surgery is for the most affected lung but you need antibiotics as well.
Many mycobacteria: There are >200 species of mycobacteria. We worry about mycobacterium tuberculosis because it can be transmitted between people. Atypical mycobacterium, like mai, are not contageous. These are in our h2o supply ; we drink/inhale them. Most are problematic in people w/lung diseases (copd/cystic fibrosis) or those who are immunocompromised (hiv/transplant patients). In normal hosts usually no worry.
Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/See 1 more doctor answer
You don't: The lab does, on special media. If you try it yourself, and you actually have somebody with active TB to grow it from, you'll generate a mass of nasty bacteria and if you don't know exactly what you are doing, you can make everybody around you very sick.
It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Cell wall: The complex lipids in the cell wall produce the staining.See 1 more doctor answer
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