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112 Possible Causes for Tuberculosis Culture Positive in the Sputum

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Both cases developed cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) proven by positive sputum TB culture.[] Culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was positive in sputum, and analyses of pleural effusion revealed lymphocyte-predominant high levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA).[] This study aimed to assess differences in the positivity level of acid fast bacilli (AFB) and cultures of M. tuberculosis from non-bronchoscopic sputum (spontaneous and induced[]

  • Pulmonary Cavitary Tuberculosis

    Sputum cultures were positive for tuberculosis. The nodules indicate endobronchial spread of the tuberculosis.[] Both cases developed cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) proven by positive sputum TB culture.[] Letters CMAJ July 25, 2000 163 (2) 157-157-b; In their CMAJ paper on nosocomial tuberculosis, Kevin Schwartzman and Dick Menzies state that ”if sputum or bronchial secretions[]

  • Silicotuberculosis

    We present a case of complicated silicotuberculosis in a former gold miner with a sufficiently heavy silica dust exposure to cause International Labor Organization grade 2/2 silicosis after a cumulative exposure duration of 11 years. We describe a cascade of complications-active pulmonary tuberculosis despite recent[…][]

  • Tuberculous Gumma

    Further investigation yielded positive sputum cultures confirming pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) too.[] After surgical incision and drainage, Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated (MTB).[]

  • Esophageal Tuberculosis

    […] test was positive, sputum culture with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.[] Sputum became positive for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and sputum culture was reported to be positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.[] Interestingly, patients with HIV-related pulmonary tuberculosis have lower rates of sputum smear positivity, but comparably high rates for culture positivity.[]

  • Laryngeal Tuberculosis

    Persons who show presence of cavities in the lungs on X rays, have a positive culture for tuberculosis from their sputum and have a positive presence of the bacteria under[] Sputum culture turned out to be positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis.[] Contact investigations of persons with AFB smear or culture-positive sputum and cavitary tuberculosis are assigned the highest priority.[]

  • Pneumonia

    […] in sputum cultures.[] Due to its acid-fastness, R. equi can be mistaken for others acid-fast organisms, as Mycobacterium tuberculosis.[] In turn, R. equi is also a gram-positive pleomorphic bacteria and can be mistaken for diphtheroids or Micrococcus organisms, being accidentally disregarded as oral contaminants[]

  • Pleuropulmonary Blastoma

    A sputum was sent to the microbiology laboratory for routine bacterial culture and AFB culture. Kinyoun stain of his sputum was positive.[] Mycobacterium tuberculosis Actinomyces spp Fusobacterium nucleatum Nocardia spp.[]

  • Pleurisy

    positive for M. tuberculosis on induced sputum, pleural fluid culture, or pleural biopsy Negative PPD result does not exclude diagnosis Viral pleurisy Recent respiratory[] […] associated infiltrate PFA: exudative effusion with elevated adenosine deaminase levels ( 40 to 60 U per L [670 to 1,000 nkat per L]) Caseous granulomas on pleural biopsy Culture[]

  • Streptococcus Viridans

    Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR returned negative. Routine blood cultures and fungal cultures did not grow any organisms.[] Sputum culture was positive for alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus viridans. Five days later, the patient improved and was discharged on antibiotics.[]

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