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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


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What is the ideal duration of treatment for abdominal tb?

What is the ideal duration of treatment for abdominal tb?

6-9 months: Occasionally more, but that would be exceptional. You are welcome to read my book chapter on extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Just go to google. ...Read more

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After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?

After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?

Will Always be (+): Once you have had a positive test it will remain (+) forever, even successfully treated. That is why you never need to or should repeat it. You just have to inform whomever is requiring the test that you are a "Tuberculin Reactor." This does not mean you have active TB. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pain from spinal TB to fade after starting treatment?

How long does it take for pain from spinal TB to fade after starting treatment?

Varies: This is dependent on what type of treatment- surgical v just with medication and bracing. It also may be complicated by the extent of spinal involvement and the degree of bony destruction and its location and to how the TB is reponding to the appropriate combination of antibiotics and to how healthy your were at the start of your treatment such as nutrition status. Generally, within 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I had taken TB treatment 6 years ago, is this medicine harmful for brain especially memory? How long does its negative effect remain? How to fade it?

I had taken TB treatment 6 years ago, is this medicine harmful for brain especially memory? How long does its negative effect remain? How to fade it?

Unusual side affect: Medications used to treat TB very rarely cause memory loss, or other brain insults. If you are experiencing such symptoms, see your doctor and get checked for other underlying causes. ...Read more

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Can a man who is 70 survive with water in the lung. His heart is okay but he can't eat or walk and he is on treatment of Bones Tb as well. How long ca?

Can a man who is 70 survive with water in the lung. His heart is okay but he can't eat or walk and he is on treatment of Bones Tb as well. How long ca?

Recall: your earlier question. This is actually a pretty complex situation and a number of variables would need to be factored in to make an accurate response. His treatment team have access to all the medical history, his testing and his physical exam are in the best position to make this call. Because he is the father of a friend of yours- they would not be likely to release info to you. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read more

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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