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1. Manifestations

1.1. Cough

1.1.1. All ages

1.2. Hemoptysis

1.2.1. Elderly

1.3. Night sweats

1.3.1. Specifically in children

1.4. Fever

1.4.1. Prolonged and unexplained All ages

1.5. Chest pain

1.5.1. Adults

1.6. Weight loss

1.6.1. All ages

1.7. Anorexia

1.7.1. Elderly

1.8. Muscle wasting

1.8.1. Elderly

1.9. Malaise

1.9.1. All ages

1.10. Fatigue

1.10.1. All ages

1.11. Poor skin turgor

1.11.1. Adults and elderly

1.12. Dry flaky skin

1.12.1. Elderly

1.13. Stridor

1.13.1. Adults

1.14. Tachypnea

1.14.1. All ages

1.15. Crackles in lungs

1.15.1. All ages

1.16. Mental status change

1.16.1. Specifically elderly

1.17. Dysuria

1.17.1. Specific to Genitourinary TB

1.18. Small caseous lesions

1.18.1. Specific to Miliary TB Elderly have no reactive form

2. Diagnostics

2.1. Fluorochrome

2.1.1. Acid-fast bacilli sputum Cultured for M tuberculosis Positive sputum is green, purple to, yellowish, mucoid, bloody

2.2. Chest x-ray

2.2.1. Show advanced pulmonary tuberculosis Posterior- anterior chest x-ray is standardized view Other organs besides lungs can have an x-ray

2.3. Tissue analysis

2.3.1. Small sample of tissue taken from area believed to be infected

2.4. Mantoux test

2.4.1. Common in children Used around the world Intradermal injection of 0.1 mm of PPD tuberculin

2.5. Blood cultures

2.5.1. Common in children over 5 y/o Only indicates if person has been infected with Tb bacteria

2.6. HIV testing

2.6.1. HIV is most known risk factor HIV to TB disease is rapid progression Adults specifically

2.6.2. ELISA Third and fourth generation HIV tests Looks for specific HIV antibodies in bodily fluids

2.7. ELISpot

2.7.1. T-Spot Counts number of antimycobacterial effector T cells and WBCs that produce interferon-gamma in blood Rarely used in children

3. Incidence/prevalence

3.1. Over 1.5 million cases/ yr

3.2. Highest incidence

3.2.1. Hospital employees

3.2.2. Drug/alcohol abusers

3.2.3. Homeless

3.2.4. Nursing home residents

3.2.5. Being incarcerated

3.2.6. Elderly men

3.2.7. Children under 15

3.2.8. Hispanic/ Asian populations

3.3. Commonly occur in poor countries

3.4. 40% of the world's population is infected

3.5. Kills around 2 million/ yr

4. Risk factors

4.1. Other medical conditions

4.1.1. HIV infection Number 1 risk factor Since it weakens immune system, increases risk for TB HIV + TB infection= HIV/TB coininfection HIV medication + TB treatment is called antiretroviral therapy (ART) TB disease may worsen HIV infection Latent TB more likely to become a disease in those w/ HIV than those w/o HIV

4.1.2. Silicosis Caused by exposure to silica dust Prevalent in young people Prevalent in low-income countries

4.1.3. Diabetes mellitus Affects disease presentation and response TB induces glucose intolerant and worsens glycaemic control

4.1.4. Organ transplants Latent M tuberculosis found in transplants of brain, bone, kidney

4.1.5. Head or neck cancer Weakened immune system

4.1.6. Specialized treatment for rheumatoid arthritis Linked with treatment disturbances

4.1.7. Specialized treatment for Crohn's disease Linked with treatment disturbances

4.2. Lifestyle/environment factors

4.2.1. Indoor air pollution

4.2.2. Tobacco

4.2.3. Smoke 20% of TB cases worldwide

4.2.4. Malnutrition Weakened immune system

4.2.5. Overcrowded living conditions TB bacteria thrives in dusty, damp rooms TB bacteria thrives in area w/o fresh air

4.2.6. Excessive alcohol intake Weakened immune system

5. Treatments

5.1. Anti-infective (antibiotics) therapy

5.1.1. 6 to 9 months

5.1.2. INH, RIF, PZA, ETB, Streptomycin, BCG BCG is commonly used in children RIF and PZA are commonly used in elderly

5.1.3. Second line medications: cycloserine, ethionamide, capreomycin sulfate

5.2. Intravenous fluids

5.2.1. Given to those with nutritional compromise

5.3. Coughing / deep breathing exercises

5.3.1. Especially for patients with fibrosis and parenchyma destruction

5.4. Promote bed rest

5.4.1. Increases antibodies being able to cure TB

5.5. Mechanical ventilation

5.5.1. Extreme case Used in those with respiratory failure

5.6. Humidity and oxygen

5.6.1. Stabilizes hypoxia

5.6.2. Decrease thickness of secretions

5.7. Emergency intubation

5.7.1. Extreme case Used especially with pulmonary TB

5.8. Total parenteral nutrition

5.8.1. Given to those with nutritional compromise

6. Pathogenesis

6.1. Progression depends on number of M. Tuberculosis inhaled, virulence, and development of cell-mediated immunity

6.2. Begins in the lungs

6.2.1. Airborne disease Inhaled bacilli attach to the middle section of the lobes 1-1.5 cm of grey white inflammation forms (Ghon focus) M. Tuberculosis enters macrophages by endocytosis Inhibits Ca++ signals Infection remains latent

7. Sources

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7.2. Kranzer, K., Khan, P., Godfrey-Fausset, P., Ayles, H., & Lönnroth, K. (2016). Tuberculosis control. The Lancet, 387(10024), 1159-1160. Doi:

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7.4. Schmidt, C. W. (2008). Linking TB and the Environment: An Overlooked Mitigation Strategy. Environmental Health Perspectives, 116(11), A478–A485.