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Lympnode on left side of neck, tuberlosis. What type of tuberclosis is this which effects the neck?

hi doc I had a lympnode on my left side of the neck and after excisiion of the same the biopsy result came as tuberlosis. What type of tuberclosis is this which effects the neck? i am on AKT4 tab now. I am 100 kg now and does not have weight loss at all would it lead to weight gain agian,. i am told not to dieting at all with the medications i am having
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Hi Zeeja,
Thanks for visiting HCM.
Tuberculosis of lymph nodes most commonly lymph nodes of neck is the second most common site involved by the disease next to the lungs.
The treatment regimen for the new case is 2 months of four drugs( isoniazide, rifampicin, ethambutol and pyrazinamide) followed by 4 months of isoniazide and rifampicin to be taken empty stomach in the morning.
Your tablet AKT4 contains the four drugs as mentioned above. Weight gain is not the side effect of drug but its the part of improving well being in patients of tuberculosis. The drugs do not cause any more weight gain in already normal weighing persons. Don't worry, postpone your dieting programme till the completion of the therapy. Take protein rich diet.

Best wishes

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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