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What might be source of tuberculous sinus with cold abcess in suprasternal notch?

My friend is having chronic pus discharging sinus in the midline of neck in suprasternal notch. which is most probabaly of of tuberculous origin, but source of this abcess is still obscure.

You haven't told us why TB is the leading diagnosis, but I'll assume that it's been proven when I answer. TB can affect any part of your body and often ends up in lymphnodes. Once there, it grows and invades nearby tissues and can even make it's way to skin - that's how a sinus forms. If your friend has a sinus that errupted in the suprasternal noch, the location of the abscess is most likely in the tissues deep to that. My bet would be either the hilar or tracheal lymphnodes (which are around the first branch of the lungs and the trachea, respectively). The TB likely would have gotten there from first getting into the lungs and spreading to the nodes.

The only way to find out is to do a CT or an MRI of the chest. Fortunately, almost all forms of TB can be cured with medications now and surgery is a thing of the past.

Hope this helps!  (+ info)

Is it possible to have peritonitis with out an infection present?

Years ago I had a sharp pain behind my belly button. Apparently this is one of the symptoms of peritonitis. I also had lots of other systemic symptoms. But, years later I found out I had a large cyst (adrenal tumour). It was half the size of my abdomen when discovered. Could this have caused a form of peritonitis?

Yes might have, Peritonitis simply means inflammation of the peritoneum. Whilst an infection can cause this, other issues such as an perforated appendix, perforated bowel, gall bladder issues or other substances from other organs can leak into the abdominal cavity causing this inflammation too. Your cyst might have pushed on other organs causing a spillage into the abdominal cavity for example.  (+ info)

Is the patient with tuberculous pleural effusion infectious?

Although TB pleural effusion is said to be a hypersensitivity reaction to TB proteins, literature reveals that these proteins are released from subpleural (If primary TB) or other parenchymal (If reactivation TB) foci. So is such a patient infectious to the community? (Especially in the initial few days of treatment). Please give professional answers. Thank you.

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Can I have a detailed explanation of peritonitis?

I'm supposed to find out about peritonitis. What is it? Why does it happen?

Google ''peritonitis'' and read what it says.  (+ info)

How do I remove my chest spot from my lungs(It appear on X-ray),which appear after I suffered from tuberculous?

I had been suffer from tuberculous 4 years ago and I had also suffered from pneumonia at my child age.

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Have you ever heard of viral peritonitis?

The doctor told one of my friends that she has viral peritonitis, but she doesn't know anything else about it. If you have any information on it, or know where I can find information about it, that would be super.
Just as a heads up, she already looked on Wikipedia and couldn't find it.
Like I said, any information you have would be greatly appreciated at this point! Thanks so much!

This is basically when you have virusus in your peritoneal cavity. This is the part of your tummy surrounding the stomach, intestines etc. It is outside them but inside your tummy. Usually peritonitis is bacterial. But perhaps this happened to your friend because of a genitourinary infection. I am not sure.  (+ info)

Can you get appendix (peritonitis) problems by eating pumpkin seeds complete with their shell?

There was already a question about how you eat it. Some eat only the inside of the seed, others eat it with (salty,roasted) shell and all (extra fiber).

My question is whether you could get appendix problems by eating it with the shell. The appendix is that little tail of the at the beginning of the large intestine, if it burst out due to accumulated particles then you are in BIG trouble and can die if not treated immediately. That's why I am asking :)

I have read the NHS Direct articles on Appendicitis & Peritonitis, it looks like there is a tiny tiny tiny chance that this could happen because sometimes there are unknown causes of appendicitis, however eating a high fibre diet reduces your chances of getting it, so i think its not something you should worry about at all. But read the articles below as they are quite interesting and will give you lots of background  (+ info)

How risky is to make heavy lifts 4 months after the appendix operation with peritonitis complication?

I think only your doctor could help u come to a answer on that.  (+ info)

How do I get information about Peritonitis?

Who has had Perritonitis, and what kind of help did you get, did you ever get it again???

Never had it but ....here is what I found on it..

Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin membrane that lines the abdominal wall and covers most of the organs of the body. There are two major types of peritonitis. Primary peritonitis is caused by the spread of an infection from the blood and lymph nodes to the peritoneum  (+ info)

what is the process of cell death or damage in Peritonitis?

at least explain how i can find it, or if u have the answer...then that is even better.... fast replies are very much appreciated.

http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/473/main.html  (+ info)

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