Flashcards in TB and not-TB Deck (8):
What maintains a latent TB infection?
• TNF (• IMIFLEXIMAb treatment could reactivate!! )
What are glandular swelling from TB infection of cervical lymph node called?
What are the classic symptoms of TB?
cough, weight loss, fever, night sweats, hemoptysis, chest pain
identical to Histoplasmosis symptoms -
How would you differentiate TB from histoplasmosis?
differant cultures, neither gram stain
TB is acid-fast + (RED) and has microscopic serpentine appearance
Histoplamosis can seen as oval yeast within macrophages on biopsy or bloodwork can culture on sabourauds agar
What is the treatment for TB
isolate for 1st 2 weeks, the use 4 drugs ISONAIZID, RIFAMPIN,PYRAZZINAMIDE, and either ETHAMUTOL or STERPTOMYCIN
Erythemia nodosum + Birth control ==> taken to releive symptoms post ____?
What is the presentation of an atypical mycobacterial infection in an adult vs child?