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Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion
Pleural effusion: This problem depends on many things. Age, health of the patient, and treatment of the TB are some of the main considerations. Sometimes the effusions may resolve after a few months, depending on response of the infection to the TB drugs, some which are more difficult to treat. If the effusions do not improve, sometimes they must be drained surgically ...Read more
Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more
Is tuberculosis pleural effusion is communicable disease, should I need to stay away from my family and friends if so than for how much time?
Is it enough to conclude that someone is suffering from tuberculosis pleural effusion by only seeing x-ray and testing pleural fluid specially ADA lvl?
TB: If a pleural effusion is caused by tuberculosis, a biopsy of the pleura should prove diagnostic. Simply examining the xray would not provide a definitive diagnosis. A pulmonologist or specialist in infectious diseases would be best qualified to work up such a patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started treatment of tuberculosis (pleural effusion) one month ago, still no weight gain, ribs pain, low grade fewer, sweating, cough, please help me out.
Proper specialist: Agree with other physicians. Tuberculosis treatment follows guidelines and recommendations as per centers for disease control (cdc). Anyone being treated for TB should have an appropriate infectious disease and/or health department consult. Most important is compliance with meds and cdc guidelines. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/v29lm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Akurit 4 tablet(containing 4 frontline drug for tuberculosis treatment) is alone enough to treat pulmonary tuberculosis with pleural effusion?
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
Hello, Right tuberculous pleural effusion has been diagnosed and having cough with sputum. Is it contagious?
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Tuberculosis: Yoy have tuberculosis(tb) noted in your history. Tb can cause abnormalities like pleural thickening and effusion. The treatment your are taking is appropriate and you should be following along with your doctor. Your x-ray or ct scan evaluates the lung and the radiologist interprets the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause: Pleural effusion is not a disease. It results when the production of pleural fluid exceeds the body's ability to reabsorb it. It has many causes (pneumonia, heart failure, blood clots, trauma, bleeding). Fixing the underlying cause with or withourt draining the fluid usually results in "cure". With some exceptions, cancer that causes pleural effusion is not curable, but it it is treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Effusion...: There is always a small amount of fluid around the lung to lubricate the surfaces for breathing. A pleural effusion is when there is excess fluid in this space surrounding the lung. Depending on the cause of the effusion, if it is small and the cause resolves, the pleural fluid can get re-absorbed without the need for drainage. ...Read more
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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