Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Precautions

Airborne Precautions (N95)

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

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