Tuberculosis is caused by a bacteria (mycobacterium tuberculosis) that spreads through air and breathed into the lungs of individuals. To examine if a person may have tuberculosis, a skin exam is preformed and the size of the induration is examined by physicians. If the test is positive (which may be a false positive due to BCG vaccines) a chest X-ray is preformed for further analysis.
tuberculosis - would love to have had before daughter was diagnosed with Dormant TB!! There are more people in the US that TB and do not know it unless you demand to be tested every single year. Get tested and get treated. That cold that you get constantly, could actually be a sign of TB. Once our daughter was diagnosed and began treatments, the colds backed off.
Q) A young lady presented with bilateral nodular lesions on shins. She was also found to have bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy on chest X-ray. Mantoux test reveals indurations of 5 mms. Which of the following change can be noted on her skin biopsy when done? A. Noncaseating Granuloma B. Vasculitis C. Caseating Granuloma D. Malignant cells Answer A. Noncaseating Granuloma his patient’s skin lesions which is most likely erythema nodosum along with negative mantoux test and chest X ray find