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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Intestinal Tuberculosis

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

TB treatment failure: Treatment fails if the wrong antibiotics are used (i.e. the organism is or becomes resistant), if the patient doesn't take the medicine as directed for long enough, or if the patient has a compromised immune system such as from AIDS or other issues. Some organisms just don't have effective treatments as well. ...Read more

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What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

Scar tissue: Intestinal adhesions refer to scar tissue, typically caused by the body's normal healing process after an abdominal operation. If they are related to tuberculosis (TB), treatment of the infection is the best treatment, with surgery as a last resort. Abdominal TB is a serious problem. Ask you doctor about a referral to an infectious disease specialist if this is the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

Could infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer?

No.: Infecting a person with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is not be a cure for cancer. TB is dangerous and potentially fatal. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of attenuated live bacteria (Mycobacterium bovis) is used to treat bladder cancer because it stimulates immune responses that can destroy cancer cells within the bladder. ...Read more

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I am suffering from extrapulmonary tuberculosis, what is the treatment?

Same like pulm tb: You must take 4 drugs for 6 weeks then depending upon c/s report likely 2 drugs for 4and half months. ...Read more

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It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

CAPSULE ENDOSOCPY: Traditional Endoscopy rarely reached the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy can show photos of the anatomy of the Small bowel to suggest a diagnosis . Also stool cultures x 3 samples on 3 seperate days hold for AFB smear and culture. Also evaluate for pulmonary TB with chest CT and sputum samples. ...Read more

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Can infecting someone with tuberculosis be a treatment for cancer? What are your expert opinions?

Not a good idea: I'm not sure where this thought came from but especially for a patient with active cancer treatment like chemo, this is a terrible idea. Maybe there is some science behind it that you have read about in a medical journal, if so, please share with me, I'm open to new information! ...Read more

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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

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My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities is their any problem if she conceive as she completed treatment just now?

My wife is taking treatment of tuberculosis for sacro ilieities  is their any problem  if she conceive  as she completed treatment just now?

Most TB drugs: Can be safely taken during pregnancy. In fact all 4 first line drugs [isoniazid, rifampicin (rifampin), Ethambutol and pyrazinamide] have an excellent safety record in pregnancy. The bigger risk to a developing fetus is untreated tb. If you are concerned about this it is best to bring it up with your wife's TB doctor and her obstetrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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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