Flashcards in Mycobacterial Diseases (respiratory pathology) Deck (10):
What is mycobacteria?
-usual waxy cell wall due to high lipid content
What stains are used for mycobacterium?
-Ziehl Neelsen (ZN)
(doesn't take up gram stains)
what disease is associated with M.bovis?
Tuberculosis in cattle
what disease is M.marinum associated with?
fish tank granuloma
What disease is M.avium and M.Kansasii associated with?
What is the most common site for primary tuberculosis?
Periphery of lung midzone
when is tuberculosis reactivated?
1) lowered immunity
2) over 50yrs
5) Debilitating illness
7) chronic renal failure
what are the sites of infection of TB? (except lung)
1) lymph nodes
when should sputum specimens be collected from TB patients?
3 specimens, 8 hours apart. One should be ealy in the morning