Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease with protean manifestations, causing significant global morbidity and mortality.
Infectious droplet nuclei are inhaled through the ...
Depending upon site of infection; all human tissues have potential for infection.
Fever, night sweats
Malaise, weight loss
Pleuritic chest pain
Place patient in respiratory isolation (negative flow).
Place a mask on the patient to prevent respiratory spread of the disease.
Initiate treatment with an IV, oxygen, and pulse o...
Suspicion of diagnosis
Inability to comply with outpatient therapy
Unavailable outpatient resources (no PCP)
Involuntary admission for noncomp...
Early isolation and respiratory precautions
Careful history to establish risk factors
The chest x-ray and PPD are great diagnostic aids.
Initial 4-drug regimen for active disease
American Thoracic Society; CDC; Infectious Diseases Society of America. Treatment of tuberculosis. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2003;52(RR-11):1–77.
American Thoracic Society; Centers for ...
010.90 Primary tuberculous infection, unspecified, unspecified
011.90 Unspecified pulmonary tuberculosis, unspecified
795.51 Nonspecific reaction to tuberculin skin test without active tubercu...
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