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tuberculous

 [too-ber´ku-lus]
pertaining to or affected with tuberculosis; caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

tu·ber·cu·lous

(tū-ber'kyū-lŭs), Do not confuse this word with tubercular.
Relating to or affected by tuberculosis. Compare: tubercular.

tuberculous

/tu·ber·cu·lous/ (too-ber´ku-lus) pertaining to or affected with tuberculosis; caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

tuberculous

(to͝o-bûr′kyə-ləs, tyo͝o-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having tuberculosis.
2. Of, affected with, or caused by tubercles.

tu·ber′cu·lous·ly adv.

tuberculous

[t(y)o̅o̅bur′kyələs]
Etymology: L, tuber
pertaining to tuberculosis.

tu·ber·cu·lous

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lŭs)
Relating to or affected by tuberculosis.
Compare: tubercular

tuberculous

Pertaining to, or affected by, TUBERCULOSIS.

tuberculous

pertaining to or affected with tuberculosis; caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, e.g. tuberculous adenitis.

tuberculous mastitis
chronic mastitis but with fibrosis commencing at the base of the udder, not around the milk cistern; abnormality of the milk is in the form of fine floccules in watery liquid, settling out on standing, and appearing at the end of milking instead of in the first few streams.

Patient discussion about tuberculous

Q. Can a low back pain start from picking up something from the oven? My mother has a low back pain. It started five days ago while she picked up a cake from the oven. the pain is always there, it bugs her while she sleeps and it excruciate while she is doing her regular physical activity. What can it be? should we go to our GP? Is there anything we can do to ease the pain except Tylenol? Just for the record my mom is 69 years old, and she has tuberculosis and a heart disease.

A. This is a case where your mom should have an examination by a professional. A chiropractor would be the specialist to deal with back pain and can make any appropriate referrals if necessary.

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In India, the incidence of tuberculous mastitis has been reported to be between 1-4.
Tuberculous mastitis is more commonly seen in females of reproductive age group, however, especially during the lactation period, when they are more susceptible since the lactating breast is more vascular and predisposed to trauma.
The lump in the breast in tuberculous mastitis is usually ill-defined, irregular, occasionally hard and indistinguishable from a carcinoma.
Breast tuberculosis was originally classified by McKeon et al (7) into the following categories: (a) acute miliary type--rare, due to blood borne infection in miliary tuberculosis; (b) nodular type the most common type, which presents as a localized lump with or without sinuses in one quadrant of the breast; (c) disseminated type--involving the entire breast with multiple sinuses; (d) sclerosing type--minimal caseation and extensive hyalinization of the stroma, shrinkage of the breast tissue with early skin retraction and late sinus formation; clinically this type is indistinguishable from carcinoma; and (e) tuberculous mastitis obliterans--a rare form due to intra ductal infection with fibrosis and obliteration of the ductal system; sinus formation is infrequent.
8) In tuberculous mastitis, the bacilli are isolated in only 25% of cases, and AFB are identified only in 12% of the patients.