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Treatments For Tuberculoma
My grandmothhad tuberculoma of brain , please refer treatment which definitely cure from this as she is not able to walk , sit , she has nausea.?
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
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
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
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?
Calcification of brain tuberculoma after taking anti tuber drugs for 24 months. Doc has asked me to stop med. Will this calci trouble me in future?
Probably not but: It is possible to have an increased risk of seizures. 24 months should be quite adequate therapy. ...Read more