Tuberculosis treatment

What is Tuberculosis treatment?

Treatment for TB consists of multiple medications which decrease the growth of the bacteria that cause TB.

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Hi, my baby is suffering from cough cold from last 15 more days ,her temp went up to 102deg cel. We did the Blood test ,Montoux test,Influnza test.Montoux was foun =ve with 10T Unit. After she was admitted to hospital due to weakness lose motions.But she is recovering now. But we are afraid of the Montoux test . Few doctors suggested to start the TB treatment of 6months few Dr's didn't. We need guideline for this ,pls help

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Hi Doctor,
My wife is pregnant (18weeks) so far all the tests for the baby are very good. 3weeks ago her neck wasn't feeling well and we thought at that time that it might be a stiff neck but as time passed her neck got swollen. Last week we went to our hospital and the doctor suggested it might be Lymph Node Tuberculosis. After we did the PPD skin test the result read 2cm x 2cm which in all cases are read as Positive i think. There is another sample test they took out of the Lymph Nodes and sent to the Lab. We have yet to receive the result for this test tomorrow. If my wife is diagnosed with Lymph Node TB, what are the possible steps for us?
Is it possible to treat the TB during pregnancy and still have the baby?

Thank you very much.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
regular medicine intake & fetal growth monitoring

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir, thanks for trusting health care magic.
Skin PPD test and the history given by you are strongly suggestive of tuberculosis.
The test sent for analysis will confirm the same in case tubercular bacteria...

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hi
can u plz suggest me whwn is the right time i should start with ovulation induction... it has been 1 month i have started my TB medicines as i was detected with positive TB PCR... but my HSG, THYROID, PROLACTINE AND SIZE OF OVARIES N UTERUS EVERYTHING IS NORMAL...
PRESENTLY I AM ON FORECOX, RIMPHAPCIN AND PYARI .. I MIGHT SPELL WRONG THE NAMES OF THE MEDICINES... PLEASE PROVIDE ME THE DETAIL I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO BE PREGNANT

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
After completion of treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi

It is important to complete the course of treatment.

Try for pregnancy only after completing anti TB treatment.

Let me know if you need any more clarifications.

Regards
Dr. Mahesh Koregol
IVF and Infertility...

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I m a female.I m currently taking treatment for tuberculosis. I used to suffer chest pains however rarely during past 3 years but reports were always normal. However from the month of Feb when i suffered from a fever of 20 days i was diagnoised for tb. I got drug induced hepatatis when my tb treatment started. So now I take streptomycin,with combutol and zanocin. Its around 20 days that i m taking this therapy, i want to know if i can get married after my streptomycin injections???? Is it possible to get married after 3 months of this treatment?? Will i pass on tb germs to my partner if i get married??? Plz advice

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you got tb in feb,when the anti tB drugs were started?you said treatment was started in feb,if it is drug induced hepatitis then why so much delay?in feb YOU were started treatment ,by this time 6 months would have been completed,actually give your correct history?does your Liver function tests...

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hi Sir, i have completed my lymph node tuberculosis treatment . 11months i was on those medicine. how I should come to know that it has completly gone. I want to plan my pregnancy accordingly. i have put on 3-4 kgs also. and my periods are coming on time but for 2-3days with less bleading.My age is 30. Thanks

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Suggest you go back to the doctor who put you on the medication to begin with. You may need a repeat CT scan to evaluate the lymph nodes. Good luck with the pregnancy quest !!!!

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good morning sir, my father is 68 years retired from iit kanpur had gone through lung TB treatment and had taken eutembutol for almost 9 months ,and he is totally fit now,treatment is also closed. he is facing blurred vision problem in both the eyes by last 45 days, due to that he is rest less and anxiety .he is taking Vitamin A tablets and restile tablets. please tell me how much time side effect of ETB will remain, and any other suggestion , presently his eye power is 6/10. please advice

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Hi
Ethambutol can cause occular toxity but only when you are taking the drug but not after stopping the drug.
As eye problems of your father developed after stopping of ethambutol so its not due to the side effect of the drug, it may be due to any other reason.
Please consult an eye specialist...

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iam 25 years married women. i was diagnoised with RA recently and when doctor took all my joint xrays he told that i have a lymph nodal mass and he started giving me akta 4 tablet and Saaz ds for RA. after 3 months he changed AKTA 4 tablet to r-cinex 600 since 4 days iam using that tablet when i started using that iam feeeling like vomiting , drowziness,stomach problem. what are the symptoms of TB (as i dnt have fever ,cough,weight loss) will RA get reduced.

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for writing to us.

Getting a lymph nodal mass on joint x-rays is very uncommon as lymph nodes are not located near the large joints of our body.
Getting only lymph node swellings is not diagnostic of tuberculosis. However Joint TB or bone TB is usually diagnosed by X-ray only. Did...

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sir laproscopydone . tube are open but endometrial tissue dectect in mycobacterial dna pcr . species mt complex . what types treatment need and can she concive

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Hello,

Thanks for the query.

If the endometrial tissue shows mycobacteria then that indicates genital tuberculosis.
In most cases,it depends on how much damage was done to the endometrium and how long the infection persists.Since the implantation will take place on the endometrium,its condition...

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My friend diagnosed with nurocysticircosis initailly on the basis of onset of seizures,CT Scan, blood tests and negative TB Skin test. Later another nurologist advised for a MRI and the radiolgist reported it as a perietal tuberculomas (multiloculated well enhanced lesions with perifocal odema, raised Cho/Cr ratio with lipid lactet peak) and the was splaced on ATT treatment. On a second opinion, another nuerologist thinks that its a case of Nuerocystic and the radiologist might have misdiagnosied it. Now my friend is on the cross roads whether to take the TB medication or not? Can you please suggest what would be the better option? Whether to continue with TB medication or take another radialogist or nuerologist opinion on the MRI or a new MRI? He is worried about the side effects of taking TB medication if TB doesn't exists on the same note not wanting to take risk if it is a TB...What would be the conclusive diagnosis and what you suggest the plan of action to be?


Thanks in advance,,,

doctor1 MD

Hi and thanks again.

Neurocysticercosis and Tuberculoma of the brain is sometimes very difficult to be differentiated even after MRI. As both can have similar features, particularly if it is single.

Large lesions, single multiloculated, elevated cho/cr ration with lipid lactate peak suggest TB....

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Hi .. My mother is undergoing haemodialysis(twice a week) for the last 8 months and was on PD for 4 years before that. (She had peritonitis and had her PD catheter removed. ) She is now having extreme gastro problem with indigestion, gas and continuous vomiting(vomits almost anything she eats). There were some abdominal fluid collections but now they have reduced considerably. Following are the results of the latest whole abdomen CT scan :
1) The study reveals a small well loculated collection seen along the left anterior abdominal wall with a peripheral rim enhancement measuring approx(17x30x36)mm in size with tethering of the small bowel and Dilation of the small bowel loops with mucosal edema with few tiny discrete mesentric lymph nodes.
2) A ground glass appearance is seen in the peri pacreatic region with few discrete tiny subcentric nodes. No abnormal collection seen.

Other details:
1) Her gall bladder was removed about 10 years back due to stones.
2) Her haemodialysis is done via her neck. Her fistula has failed thrice because of weakness.
3) Her latest blood report suggested low Bicarbonate (15 mEq/L - reference range= 22 - 29).
4) Current weight ~ 40 kg
5) She was also diagnosed with abdominal TB during the episode of Peritonitis and given medication for it but the entire dosage was not completed.

She is having extreme pain in her belly for the past few weeks and gas problem along with daily vomiting.
Kindly advice on treatment, dietary suggestion/restriction.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Based on the description provided by you I would like to come out with possible differential diagnosis, which may have to be ruled out
on examination and tests mentioned below.

First and most considerable one would be Fibrous adhesions which could be complications of...

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