Respiratory Disorders Community
Tuberculosis Treatment
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to lung and respiratory issues, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, colds/flu, chronic cough, COPD, lung abscess, nasal polyps, pleurisy, pneumonia, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Tuberculosis Treatment

On the basis of a chest x-ray which showed Pleural Effusion and a positive MT test I was diagnised with Tuberclosis in December 2009. For the first two months of my treatment my fever did not recede with AKT4 medication. However the drugs were frequently chopped & changed during this period. Post changing the doctor tapping of pleural fluid was done and only part of the fluid could be removed owing to loculation.  The pleural fluid showed no bacteria for TB confirmation. However post this the fever dissappeared. I have been on AKT4 + moxicep since then. There is no fever since the last 4 months and I have also gained weight. However I have been getting chest pains since the last month and the x-rays show pleural fluid is till present in the left lung.

Need to understand.
1. Is this normal in the course of the treatment for pleural fluid to continue to be there even as fever has dissappeared
2. Is this a worrying sign and does it show any indication of MDR TB
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Respiratory Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Respiratory Disorders Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ninammam