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What are the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis?

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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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is also known as Tuberculosis. 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


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What does it mean to have pulmonary tuberculosis? Is this life threatening?

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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I have tuberculosis am I more likely to get pulmonary aspergillosis?

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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What is the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis?

What is the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis?

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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Would other passenngers be infected if pulmonary tuberculosis. On air carrier are his clothes are mixed with others?

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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Hi doc, i was tested positive for pulmonary tuberculosis in january 2011 this year in my lungs. I have completed my course of me age- 23

Hi doc, i was tested positive for pulmonary tuberculosis in january 2011 this year in my lungs. I have completed my course of me age- 23

Unsure: Not quite sure of your question. If you tested positive you likely took 6-9 months of the drug isoniazid. That should be all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Hi doc.. i had a PTB end my xray result is. Minimal bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis and minimal infiltrate in both upper lungs i take?

Hi doc.. i had a PTB end my xray result is.
Minimal bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis  and minimal infiltrate in both upper lungs i take?

Need more info: Are you asking whether you need further tuberculosis therapy? It sounds like you have had TB in the past and now have lung changes on chest x-ray. Are the x-ray changes true infiltrate, or merely scarring? Were you treated for TB in the past? With one, or more than one, medicine? Discuss this with your clinician who can confirm whether you had adequate treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis cause pulmonary fibrosis?

How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis  cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Inflammation: Tb is an infection which can cause an inflammatory reaction and scar tissue can be the result of that process. ...Read more

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How can one differentiate pulmonary embolism from extra pleural effusion tuberculosis?

How can one differentiate pulmonary embolism from extra pleural effusion tuberculosis?

CT angio: of the chest is usually diagnostic for pulmonary embolism. Analysis of the pleural fluid, including mycobacterium cultures would point toward tuberculosis, which otherwise may be difficult to diagnose, unless living in an endemic area. Beware that the 2 conditions may coexist, unfortunately, and having 1 does not rule out the other. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more


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