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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Tuberculoma

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Causes and remedies for tuberculoma?

Causes and remedies for tuberculoma?

Tuberculoma: This is a large mass of inflamed tissue due to mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tb. The remedy is a combination of surgery and antituberculous therapy, the agents and duration of treatment to be determined by an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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What is a pituitary tuberculoma? Is it treatable?

What is a pituitary tuberculoma? Is it treatable?

Rare: Hi. Tuberculosis in the pituitary is very rare in the US, and even more so in Birmingham. It can occur in disseminated TB, probably in association with basilar meningitis. Multi-drug anti-TB regimen is called for. TB cal also whack the adrenal glands, so adrenal TB needs to be assessed for. Pituitary function (deficiency really) needs to be assessed. You have excellent endo's at UAB. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does tuberculoma of lungs contagious?

Does tuberculoma of lungs contagious?

Depends: This is a term that is not usually used for Tuberculosis of the lungs. It is either active TB or latent TB. They best way to determine if you are infectious is to get a sputum sample that your lab or provider can do an AFB stain and culture. There are also rapid molecular tests that can do this also. If your sputum is positive, you are infectious. ...Read more

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I m patient brain tuberculoma (mass lesion 0f 65mm after 2year it is 30mm and after 4 year again attack came may it is dangerous?

I m patient brain  tuberculoma (mass lesion 0f 65mm after 2year it is 30mm and after 4 year again attack came may it is dangerous?

Yes: You should consult with both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Chances are you are going to need prophylactic seizure medications and another course of TB therapy. You may need surgery (depends on location and response to meds) Be sure to monitor seizure meds, Vit D level and folate (folic acid) while on therapy. ...Read more

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Please explain if the uterus can be affected with tuberculoma drugs? My course of 1 year medication was over 5 years ago but i still can't get preg?

Please explain if the uterus can be affected with tuberculoma drugs? My course of 1 year medication was over 5 years ago but i still can't get preg?

No: Medications for TB should not affect the uterus, . However TB can itself cause scarring in the uterus., it is probably time to get an evaluation which for you should probably include a biopsy of the uterus to test for tb. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Best treatment for alopesia?

Best treatment for alopesia?

Varies with cause: Alopecia can occur from a variety of causes from hair eating to cause unknown. Treatments vary with the cause. ...Read more