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Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, FNAC for lymphadenitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi good afternoon
User :   i have a general query regarding TB
User :   what is cause of TB
User :   or reason
Doctor :   Do you mean what is the organism causing TB?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a bacteria. They are commonly caused by a bacteria named as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
User :   is this infection because of some eating habits like alchohal etc
User :   ?
Doctor :   No, alcohol has no role in development of TB.
User :   ok
Doctor :   One contacts this infection when exposed to droplets(that come out while coughing, sneezing) containing the bacteria.
Doctor :   So essentially, one gets this infection when exposed to infected patient.
User :   actual i have been dignosed ith TB via FNAC test .( I have some non painable glands on one side of my neck )i have just started taking medicine post doctor consultation.
Doctor :   Once it enters the system, it can take a while probably months or years before the symptoms develop
User :   i got my Xray for chest & other test which are normal except FNAC test
Doctor :   and since even minute droplets containing bacteria can produce the infection, very rarely does the person remember when he contacted those infective droplets.
Doctor :   Tuberculosis infects almost all organs.
Doctor :   Lungs are most common while bladder are the least common.
User :   i have a query whether this kind of TB i.e. non active one can dangerous for my wife n kid ?
User :   i mean this is transferable
User :   ?
Doctor :   They can get lodged into the lymphnodes causing TB lymphadenitis which is diagnosed be FNAC.
Doctor :   This is probably what you suffer from.
Doctor :   If there are no lung infections as proved by Xrays/scans and sputum samples
User :   yes exactly my diganose is lymph TB
Doctor :   the chance that you can spread the infection to others is very rare.
User :   ok thx that decreases my tension
Doctor :   However
Doctor :   since this infection can spread even in the minutest droplets
Doctor :   and
Doctor :   if the recipient is young or pregnant or have other medical illness such as diabetes, elderly,
Doctor :   on steroid therapy, cancer patients.
User :   i am taking R- Cnex ,
User :   & computel
User :   piridox
User :   can u advise these medicines are sufficient
Doctor :   If such individuals are around you, you can avoid exposure to such individuals.
User :   ok
Doctor :   With others you can still have contact.
Doctor :   The medications given to you are fine.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Continue them. You need to strictly follow the dose and frequency suggested by your doctor.
User :   any eating habits to be kept under control while medication?
Doctor :   No diet restriction is necessary when on the medication.
Doctor :   On the contrary a healthy diet is essential to prevent the complications of tuberculosis.
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