Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

what is Mycobacterium lentiflavum ?

hello can you please explain what is Mycobacterium lentiflavum. I am a 25 years old female since 13 been always had a positive TB test but also had a history of having a a BCG vaccine. For the last 4 years always done TB test and been posotive but after done xray which is clear and it was done. few month ago decided to send my sputum for a test never had a chronic cough but the test did not confermed having TB but found Mycobacterium lentiflavum. what is it ? checked medical dictionary cannot find it. read internet the infor is vary broad and have not answered me on any of my questions. my doc saying i need to be treated for a TB for 9 mounths ? Can you please help. Thanks.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jun 2010
Answers:  3 Views:  550
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Mycobacterium lentiflavum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium recently described which causes lung infection in elderly women ,swellings in the neck of children and liver infections in hiv patients...

The infection with them is treated with some anti tuberculous drugs...
Answered: Fri, 25 Jun 2010
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

  Anonymous's Response
Thank you very much but I still have some questions to ask:
1.     Does Mycobacterium lentiflavum conferms that I have TB?
2.     I do not have any lung infections, or swelling in the neck, or liver infections. Will it come later in my life?
3.     I am not an HIV+ and am not immunocompromised. Then how can you get it?
4.     Is it infectious, since I live with my family?
5.     Can it be 100% treated? Can it come back after treatment?
6.      What its etiology? Is it a progressive disease?
7.     Can it be treated as TB and successfully?
8.     I do not have any symptoms now, still I need a treatment? If yes then what are the side effects and will it affect my quality of life? If no treatment required then what are my next steps?
Thank you so much!!!
Answered: Sat, 26 Jun 2010
  Anonymous's Response
Re: Mycobacterium lentiflavum Thank you very much but I still have some questions to ask:
1. Does Mycobacterium lentiflavum conferms that I have TB?
2. I do not have any lung infections, or swelling in the neck, or liver infections. Will it come later in my life?
3. I am not an HIV+ and am not immunocompromised. Then how can you get it?
4. Is it infectious, since I live with my family?
5. Can it be 100% treated? Can it come back after treatment?
6. What its etiology? Is it a progressive disease?
7. Can it be treated as TB and successfully?
8. I do not have any symptoms now, still I need a treatment? If yes then what are the side effects and will it affect my quality of life? If no treatment required then what are my next steps?
Thank you so much!!!
Answered: Sat, 26 Jun 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor