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Reactive Lymphadenitis Treatment
My wife has been detected with reactive lymphadenitis in her left side neck. What does it mean and what is the treatment?
TB ADENITIS: Most of the time 3 months is all you need to treat TB adenitis. Some give rx 6 months to 1 year. ...Read more
Completed 5 months TB lymphadenitis treatment node regressed but another node enlarged which was present from the beginning. What caused it to enlarge?
??: Possible progression/reactication of the disease. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis become active or continue to spread to other organs of the body during treatment?
TB stays put: Tuberculosis generally will not spread to other organ systems during treatment, as long as you are infected with a strain that is sensitive to the medications that have been prescribed. If your neck mass becomes larger, if other masses appear, or if you have persistent fevers, respiratory symptoms or weight loss, I would consult with your tuberculosis doctor. ...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
Can TB lymphadenitis cause permanent enlargement of lymph node? Will the lymph node size decrease after treatment?
Lymphadenitis: This is a treatable condition. In most cases the lymph nodes shrink down I'm size after treatment if they are responding to treatment. Lymph nodes may stay large for some time but eventually get smaller. Many conditions can cause enlarged lymph nodes including infections and neoplasms. See your doctor to determine cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment
Tuberculosis in preg: When pregnant with active tuberculosis, you should be treated for at least 9 months total, regardless of your treatment start date, & through pregnancy. Your baby is at risk for serious problems if you do not get treated, and could even die. It is very important to take your medication exactly as prescribed, and if it does not work, to switch to a second line medication. Take Vitamin B6 daily. ...Read more
Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?
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
Can chikenpox cause treated tb cervical lymphadenitis to relapse? Got chikenpox the next day after completion of TB treatment. Can tb come back?
TB and chicken pox: Chicken pox will not cause TB relapse. Chicken pox vaccine shouldn't be taken in patient with active untreated TB. Furthermore, chicken pox could cause cervical lymphadenopathy. ...Read more
Is it possible to get MDR TB during 5th month treatment of Tb neck lymphadenitis? FNAC report says-koch's lymphadenitis with secondary infection.
Yes! Get treated!: It is possible, go and get treated asap ...Read more
Am on 5th month of TB lymphadenitis treatment. Cervical lymph node regressed but another existing tiny node has enlarged now. What could be the cause?
Cervical nodes: There is no such thing as treatment for lymphadenitis. Your nodes are reacting to something. Your doctor must find out what (infection, cancer) 5 months of "treatment" with persistent lymphadenopathy is unacceptable and suspicious for malignancy. You need to consult ENT very soon. Will likely need biopsy. ...Read more
I am on 5th month treatment for TB neck lymphadenitis. Can TB neck lymphadenitis cause infertility? Can I conceive in future after treatment? ..
No: TB neck lymphadenitis won't cause infertility but if your tubes are also involved it can cause problems. You should be able to conceive and have healthy babies after finishing treatment. If you have any problems, you doctor should know about the TB. It is a simple test at that point to check for tubal damage. I had TB myself at 16 and have had no problems since. Hope you do as well! ...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
Tb lymphadenitis can pass to fetus after completion of TB treatment? Will the enlarged lymph node remain permanently enlarged even after treatment?
No: With successful treatment the enlarged nodes will shrink and the infection will not spread to the fetus. ...Read more
Is it safe to take fluconazole 150mg tablet once a week for 6 weeks for vaginal candidiasis? Also on treatment for TB neck lymphadenitis. Is it safe?
Yes fluconazole: At that dose is fine, but what TB meds are you taking? ...Read more
M 20 yr female TB lymphadenitis. Prescribed R-cinex:Rifampin 450mg & isoniazid 300mg & pyzina 1000mg. Ethambutol not prescribed is my treatment correct?
TB treatment: We usually use Ethambutol as part of this regimen in case the TB is resistant to either Rifampin or isoniazid. If your doctor already knows which drugs the big is susceptible to, or if resistance rates are very low in your area, leave out the Ethambutol may be the correct treatment. You should discuss this issue with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
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