Items tagged with Extrapulmonary TB

Childhood TB: symptom-based contact screening safe, reliable (post)

From total neglect till a few years ago, childhood TB is now taking centrestage. A couple of days back, the WHO released an updated guidance for national TB programmes (NTPs) on the management of tuberculosis in children.

Short course in latent TB matches standard treatment (post)

Short courses of rifamycin-containing treatment regimens prevented active tuberculosis (TB) as well as standard monotherapy did, researchers reported.

India: Genital tuberculosis a major reason for infertility among women (post)

It all started with mild abdominal pain and irregular vaginal bleeding for 30-year-old Isha Ravi. Failing to heed the symptoms, the problem aggravated and Isha began to suffer from irregular periods, chest pain and pain in the abdomen. Despite umpteen attempts by Isha and her husband, the couple failed to conceive.

A new lease on life for children with TB meningitis (post)

Children with tuberculous (TB) meningitis now have a better chance of survival, thanks to a study at Stellenbosch University (SU).

Genital TB in 40-60 percent women causing infertility (post)

Genital (TB) in 40-60 percent of the women is leading to infertility, doctors warned here on Friday (July 31).

Carrying to term: Tuberculosis and the pregnant body (post)

In August this year, I visited the chock-o-block clinic at JJ Hospital in Mumbai. As I was sitting in the clinic, a 30-year-old woman was the second patient that day to be diagnosed with female genital tuberculosis—a form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that is always secondary to tuberculosis infection elsewhere in the body. It had been less than an hour since the clinic had opened at about 11 am. The woman, desperate to bear a child, joked with the resident doctor examining her, “I will come one day and pick up some child from the hospital. You mark my words.” I found out later that she had been married for about 14 years.

India: Rare TB of breast stumps KEM, JJ Hospital doctors (post)

In an alarming development, doctors at the civic-run KEM Hospital have found 18 women being infected with a deadly strain of the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in their breasts. All this while lumps in the breasts were largely associated with cancer. The 18 women, aged between 20 and 40, were found to be infected with TB in the breasts after the hospital conducted tests on 106 women, who had complained of lumps in the breasts.

Early treatment did not improve survival in tuberculous meningitis (post)

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on January 13, 2016, shows that intensifying antituberculosis treatment did not improve the survival rate in patients with tuberculous meningitis. Dorothee Heemskirk, MD of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit at the Centre for Tropical Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and colleagues completed the study.

India: Bone TB is the prime cause for bone, spine deformities, say experts (post)

With the rise in the number of people suffering from bone tuberculosis in India, medical experts have said that the disease is one of the major reason behind bone and spine deformities.

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