Influenza A and Tuberculosis

by Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    The lecture Influenza A and Tuberculosis by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Infections of the Respiratory Tract. It contains the following chapters:

    • Influenza virus
    • Subacute lung infections
    • Tuberculosis
    • Tuberculosis pathogenesis
    • Clinical manifestations and TB case histories
    • Diagnosis of tuberculosis
    • Treatment of tuberculosis
    • Outcome of TB
    • Summary tuberculosis

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    1. Influenza is caused by a DNA virus.
    2. Many deaths are caused by exacerbation of chronic disease by influenza infection.
    3. Influenza can cause a severe pneumonia.
    4. All people over 65 years of age should be offered annual influenza vaccination
    1. The histological hallmark of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is the presence of caseating granulomas.
    2. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a rapidly growing bacteria.
    3. Most patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have active disease.
    4. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is present in environmental water sources.
    1. High socioeconomic status
    2. Recent emigration from a developing country to an industrialised country
    3. Diabetes
    4. Smoking
    1. Massive haemoptysis
    2. Abdominal pain and distension
    3. Reduced conscious level
    4. Painless lump found on one side of the neck
    1. Sputum culture and microscopy
    2. Computed Tomography of the lungs
    3. Chest X ray
    4. Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test
    1. The shortest recommended period of treatment is 6 months.
    2. Most patients can be treated successfully using only one or two drugs.
    3. Cure is unusual.
    4. Compliance with treatment is often difficult.

    Author of lecture Influenza A and Tuberculosis

     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD

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