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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis?

Cough, wt loss and..: Cough is one of the main symptoms of pulmomary tuberculosis (85-90% of case) along with poor apetite/fatigue, wt loss, and night sweat etc..But depending the location and severity of involvement, cough may not be severe at all. Tuberculosis can be non-pulmoary(10-15%)--in the abdomen, kidney/adrenal glands, brain, bones, neck, limbs, genital urinary tract, and even skin etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. William Carlos
Board Certified, Critical Care
15 years in practice
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What to do if my boyfriend has pulmonary tuberculosis?

Dr. William Carlos
Board Certified, Critical Care
15 years in practice
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What to do if my boyfriend has pulmonary tuberculosis?

Get him to MD: He needs to be treated and if he has active TB he needs to wear a mask around people while active. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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Is stable pulmonary tuberculosis still dangerous even it is already treated?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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Recurrence possible: Reactivation of TB is possible even with compliance and a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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What does it mean to have pulmonary tuberculosis? Is this life threatening?

Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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What does it mean to have pulmonary tuberculosis? Is this life threatening?

Potentially serious: Pulmonary tuberculosis is due to lung infection with a "mycobacteria". Historically a serious but treatable infection, there are now strains that can be difficult to treat because of resistance and can be very serious. A "positive PPD test" must be evaluated by a physician, and, if necessary, treated promptly with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Dr. Carlo Hatem
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
20 years in practice
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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

Depends: If at the end of treatment, your lungs have a scar in the form of a cavity, you can get a form of aspergillosis called aspergilloma. Presence of aspergillus in the lungs does not always mean infection or aspergillosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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What is the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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See below: http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/tuberculosis-tb-topic-overview The issue is too complicated for this forum. To get a start, consult the web address given above. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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My relative just passed away due to intensive pulmonary tuberculosis. Do I have anything to worry about?

Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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Yes: If you have been exposed to a person with active pulmonary tuberculosis without wearing an appropriate face mask you are at risk for acquiring the disease. You should see your doctor and get a skin test or gamma indterferon release test now and if negaqtive again in 9 weeks. Your risk of acquision depends on the closeness of your contact and the infectivity of the infected person. ...Read more

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Dr. George Horng
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
15 years in practice
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Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

Dr. George Horng
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
15 years in practice
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Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

yes if active: Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearances including fibrotic, cavitary, nodular, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Would other passenngers be infected if pulmonary tuberculosis. On air carrier are his clothes are mixed with others?

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Would other passenngers be infected if pulmonary tuberculosis. On air carrier are his clothes are mixed with others?

Yes: If you have active pulmonary TB and are not wearing a special mask for tb, then yes, you are very likely infecting at least some other people on the plane and where ever you are on the ground. Put on a mask and get treated right away! TB is transmitted through the air. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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What vitamins are applicable for people with pulmonary tuberculosis?

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
31 years in practice
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What vitamins are applicable for people with pulmonary tuberculosis?

B6: Isoniazid can decrease pyridoxine levels in the body. Therefore b6 is useful. Mvi or other ones are not useful. ...Read more

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