Is fibrotic pulmonary tuberculosis contagious?

yes if active. Any form of active pulmonary tuberculosis can be contagious. Fibrotic only refers to the appearance on imaging. Active pulm TB can have many appearances including fibrotic, cavitary, nodular, etc.

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What to do if my boyfriend has pulmonary tuberculosis?

See your doctor asap. You need to 1-wear a mask when sharing a space with him until he has been cleared by the health department 2-visit your doctor to get a skin test called PPD and a cxr 3-if the PPD is negative repeat another one in 6-8 weeks 4-if the PPD is positive you need to start treatment as directed by your dr. Read more...
Get him to MD. He needs to be treated and if he has active TB he needs to wear a mask around people while active. Read more...

What to do to prevent pulmonary tuberculosis reinfection?

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...

What are the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis?

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...

What is the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis?

See below. http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/tuberculosis-tb-topic-overview The issue is too complicated for this forum. To get a start, consult the web address given above. Read more...
Infection/inflammati. It is rather complicated but in simple words
It is an infectious condition caused by a bacteria that causes inflammation,caseation and destruction in the lungs of the person infected with this mycobacterium.If not treated appropriately will continue to cause the destruction and other infectious agents like fungus attack the lungs and if not treated will end in respiratory failure and death. Read more...

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 more...
TB and contagious. Pulmonary tuberculosis (or tb) is highly contagious and requires antibiotic treatment ... It can be life-threatening if left untreated ... 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...

I have completed 2 months treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis now can I kiss my boyfriend?

Sure. First off, a 2 month treatment suggests that you were being treated for 'latent' TB rather overt active infection that is usually treated for 9 months. In latent tb, you are not infectious anyway and kissing does not transmit tb. 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...