Pathogens
Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Precautions

Airborne Precautions (N95)

Susceptibilities

General Information

Acid fast bacillus

Pulmonary:

  • Cavitating pneumonia
  • Upper lobe pnuemonia
  • Occasionally miliary

Extrapulmonary:

  • Lymph node disease
  • CNS infection
  • Osteomyelitis (Potts)
  • Peritoneal
  • Others
  • Airborne precautions for pulmonary disease
  • Caseating granulomas on pathology
  • MDR includes rifampin and isoniazid resistance
  • Notify public health