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What is the treatment for critical stage in tuberculosis and pneumonia ?

My 67 year old mother is critical due to Tuberclosis and pneumonia .Her right lung is almost destroyed due to TB..This is a 3rd attack of the disease in last 14yrs. She is having difficulty breathing without oxygen and her oxygen levels are pretty low without support..they dropped to 50% at one time when she was off it. pls tell me if she is a candidate of lung transplant and what are her chances. urgently help..i am told lung transplant isnt an option for her .
Asked On : Wed, 5 Jan 2011
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Hi. Welcome To Healthcaremagic

Lung transplantation is indicated for patients with irreversible, progressively disabling, end-stage pulmonary disease (ESPD). The typical lung transplant candidate has a life expectancy of

There are certains indications for lung transplanation. Infection in lung is not an indication. Her age profile >65, chronic TB makes her not suitable candidate for lung transplantation.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Wed, 5 Jan 2011
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