Pyrazinamide

Pyrazinamide is an antitubercular agent used in treating tuberculosis, which is used alone or along with other tablets. For active tuberculosis in children and adults, Pyrazinamide is given initially together with Isoniazid and Rifampin for the first two months. Nausea, vomiting, muscle ache, joint pain, loss of appetite, fever, upper abdominal pain, bruising, joint stiffness, fatigue, jaundice, clay-colored stools, etc., are some of the side-effects of this drug.

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What does my child's Mantoux test indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid is 2.5 years old. She keeps getting cough and cold every month. She is very sensitive to weather change. We consulted a local doctor and he advised for Mantoux test. The report says that the erythema and induration developed around 18x16 mm area after 48 hours. What does it mean? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Recurrent episodes of cough and cold occur when the child has decreased immunity due to some illness or it could be a symptom of tuberculosis. Mantoux test of more than 10x10 mm is suggestive of tuberculosis. In your child, it is 18x16 mm which is strongly positive. In...  Read Full »

How is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. I have attached the reports. Please suggest a way to treat this.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W. Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen both the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sputum report is positive and has also grown Mycobacterium tuberculosis. But the sensitivity test for all five first-line drugs is not done. Patient weight is also not mentioned. If it is...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for prolonged fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is suffering from fever for more than 45 days. All the tests and scans are done. Bone marrow and hepatitis report came as negative. AB culture and TB culture report are yet to come. There was a bacteria Weil-Felix - rickettsia came as positive. His WBC count is 22000. He had me...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no doubt that he is suffering from severe infection. It could be due to rickettsia or tuberculosis. Doxycyline is the first line drug to treat rickettsial infection and fever should have subsided within 48 to 72 hours after starting therapy. But, it did not show ...  Read Full »

How long should I take treatment to dissolve a tuberculosis lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small lump on the right side of my neck near the cervical area. I have been having this for the last one month. Although I am on treatment, the lump has not gone. The doctor took out the pus from the infected area, and the laboratory reports confirmed it as tuberculosis. In that...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you have a lump in the neck and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. AFB stain (acid-fast bacilli) might also have done for that apart from FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) to confirm it. Initially before testing, you were not responding because you ...  Read Full »

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