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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My friend had a chest xray done today report shows nonhomogenous shadowing with fibrocalcific changes seen in right upper zone of lung chronic inflammatory disease pulmonary tuberculosis please tell me what dose it means?
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
Recurrence possible: Reactivation of TB is possible even with compliance and a treatment regimen. ...Read more
My relative just passed away due to intensive pulmonary tuberculosis. Do I have anything to worry about?
Yes: If you have been exposed to a person with active pulmonary tuberculosis without wearing an appropriate face mask you are at risk for acquiring the disease. You should see your doctor and get a skin test or gamma indterferon release test now and if negaqtive again in 9 weeks. Your risk of acquision depends on the closeness of your contact and the infectivity of the infected person. ...Read more
Avoid those with TB: By 'reinfection' I assume you were diagnosed with (and treated for) TB? If so, your risk is low, but the best preventive strategy for TB is for public health agencies to find & treat those with active infection, and screen for and treat those with 'latent' infection (exposed to and carrying TB bug, but not actively infected). If you are exposed to person w/active TB, you can rarely re-acquire it ...Read more
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
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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