Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Airborne Precautions (N95)
Airborne Precautions (N95)

General Information

Pathogen information

Acid fast bacillus


Latent disease believed to affect >20% of world population.

Prevalence higher in developing nations and mimics HIV/AIDS distribution

Associated syndromes

Pulmonary - cavitating pneumonia, upper lobe pnuemonia, occasionally miliary

Extrapulmonary including lymph node disease, CNS infection, osteomyelitis (Potts), peritoneal and others.

Additional Information

Airborne precautions for pulmonary disease

Caseating granulomas on pathology

MDR includes Rifampin and Isoniazid resistance