Which bacteria is the commonest cause of TB?
What is the primary test for TB?
TB involves non-caseating necrosis. True/False?
It is caseating
What is interferon gamma testing re TB?
Measures how much IFG is released from T cells in response to stimuli (MTB)
Which 4 drugs are used for TB?
Start of with 4 months on RI, then 2 months on PE. True/False?
2 months on RIPE, then 4 months on RI
If patient has TB affecting CNS, what is the treatment course?
2 months on RIPE, then 10 months on RI
List some adverse reactions of Rifampicin
List some adverse reactions of Isoniazide
List some adverse reactions of Pyrazinamide
List some adverse reactions of Ethambutol
Colour blindness, developing into blindness
What proportion of the world population is affected by TB?
Which components make up the necrosis in TB?
Epitheloid cells and Langhan’s giant cells, causing formation of Ghon focus
When might the Mantoux/tuberculin skin test for TB be false negative?
If patient has had a BCG vaccination