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Is there a classification code system for TB patients (registered for follow-up) in the West?

I came across the following sentence in a Russian text: Диссеминированный туберкулез легких в фазе инфильтрации, МБТ (-) IА I translated it as: Disseminated pulmonary tuberculosis at the ...
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Can tuberculosis be treated with obesity?

When I was a kid I was told something that keeps bothering me until now, mainly because how weird it seems. Namely, I was told that before antibiotics were discovered, people with tuberculosis were ...
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Is it possible to have a negative skin test for tuberculosis and a positive QuantiFERON -TB Gold In-Tube Test?

Is it possible to have a negative skin test for tuberculosis and a positive QuantiFERON -TB Gold In-Tube Test? If so, what does it mean, assuming a PA-LAT chest x-ray on the same patient is negative?
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Getting red spot after 3 days of Tb Skin test

My friend got tb skin test last three day. There is no swell spot or redness and the result of the test is negative. But on day 4, he start to have redness spot on the injection area and a bit itchy. ...
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Tested negative for TB and then tested positive for TB?

What could this mean, if a few years ago I had a TB test, tested negative, and then just a few weeks ago, tested positive for TB. I know I am immunized against TB but I find it quite odd that I was ...
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What are the countries restricted for Workings as a TB diagnosed individual?

I came across some shocking information that GCC countries and Brunei doesn't give work visa for person who was diagnosed by TB in past. Any spots in chest will be enough evidence to cancel the ...
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Is tuberculosis without expectoration contagious?

A friend and work colleague of mine has been diagnosed with tuberculosis, when I took him to the hospital because he was having problems breathing. He had been earlier (falsely) diagnosed with ...
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long term effects of TB

I contracted and suffered from TB when I was 3 years old and apparently it was an acute case because as my mother said they feared for my life. The disease was cured and I have had no sequels or long ...
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I am not a student of medicine but a research scientist in Algorithms. I wish to contribute to medicine and am looking for a starting point. [closed]

I wish to understand tuberculosis and contribute to its research, though I am open to other problems. How should I start? I do not wish to join any university. I wish to do it as my side-project.
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Crohn's or Koch's disease

Can someone take medicines of Crohn's and Koch's disease together, if doctors are not able to differentiate between the diseases?
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Is the T-spot blood test sensitive enough to determine difference between exposure to the tuberculosis and tuberculosis vaccination?

I wonder whether the T-spot blood test is sensitive enough to determine difference between exposure to the tuberculosis and tuberculosis vaccination.
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Tuberculosis: Lung scarring and weight gain

I have a few questions regarding tuberculosis: If a person is cured of Tuberculosis, is it compulsory for all patients effected by Tb to have a patch/scar on their lung? (references for patch) ...
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Did I receive the BCG vaccine via stamper, not hypodermic?

Before the BCG (TB) vaccine is given, a Heaf test is first administered, often using a stamper tool which makes many small skin punctures to test the immune response. The stamper I received my Heaf ...