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==Background==
 
==Background==
 
[[File:MiliaryTB.png|thumb|Miliary TB neonate born to mother with active TB]]
 
[[File:MiliaryTB.png|thumb|Miliary TB neonate born to mother with active TB]]
*>1/3 of world's population is infected
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*Over 1/3 of world's population is infected[[File:Tuberculosis-x-ray-1.jpg|thumbnail|Bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis]]
  
 
===Infection Types===
 
===Infection Types===
 
*Primary Infection
 
*Primary Infection
 
**Usually contained by body via formation of tubercles
 
**Usually contained by body via formation of tubercles
**Hematogenous spread limited to areas w/ high O2 or blood flow (apical lung, vertebrae)
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**Hematogenous spread limited to areas with high O2 or blood flow (apical lung, vertebrae)
 
***PPD positive
 
***PPD positive
 
*Reactivation Infection
 
*Reactivation Infection
**More common in immunocompromised pts (AIDS, malignancy, DM, CRF)
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**More common in immunocompromised patients (AIDS, malignancy, DM, immunosupressive medications)
*Check HIV in pts suspected of TB
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*Miliary Tuberculosis
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**Disseminated tuberculosis
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**Looks like millet seeds
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**Seen in patients with comorbid AIDS
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***Check [[HIV]] in patients suspected of TB
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**PPD is positive in only 50% of cases
  
 
===Special Populations===
 
===Special Populations===
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***Increased risk when <500
 
***Increased risk when <500
 
***Determines the clinical and radiographic presentations of TB
 
***Determines the clinical and radiographic presentations of TB
*Peds
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*Pediatric
 
**More likely to progress early to active disease
 
**More likely to progress early to active disease
 
***Presentation more commonly that of primary TB
 
***Presentation more commonly that of primary TB
 
**>5yr - classic symptoms
 
**>5yr - classic symptoms
**<5yr - miliary TB, meningitis, cervical lymphadenitis, PNA that doesn't respond to abx
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**<5yr - milliary TB, meningitis, cervical lymphadenitis, pneumonia that does not respond to usual antibiotics
 
**Children are usually not infectious due to their weak cough
 
**Children are usually not infectious due to their weak cough
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===Tuberculin Skin Test===
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;Used for population screening, but not for rule-out in patients with concern for active disease
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''Reaction considered positive in following situations:''
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*>5 mm
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**[[HIV]] positive
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**Close contact with active TB patient
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**Nodular or fibrotic changes on CXR
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**Immunosuppressed (TNF-alpha inhibitor, chemo, organ transplant)
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*>10 mm
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**Children < 4 yrs old
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**Healthcare/lab/prison employees and residents
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**Co-morbid conditions (dialysis, DM, blood/head/neck/lung malignancy, IV drug users)
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**People from high prevalence areas
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*>15 mm
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**Persons with no known risk factors for TB
  
 
==Clinical Features==
 
==Clinical Features==
 
===Primary Tuberculosis===
 
===Primary Tuberculosis===
*Usually asymptomatic (only identified by positive PPD)
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*Usually asymptomatic (only identified by positive PPD/quantiferon gold)[[File:Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 9.27.22 AM.png|thumbnail|Tuberculous lymphadenopathy]][[File:Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 9.21.17 AM.png|thumbnail|Tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis (Pott's Disease)]]
*May be rapidly progressive and fatal in immunocompromised pts
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*May be rapidly progressive and fatal in immunocompromised patients
**Fever, malaise, wt loss, chest pain
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**Fever, malaise, weight loss, chest pain
 
*Tuberculous pleural effusion may occur if subpleural node ruptures into the pleura
 
*Tuberculous pleural effusion may occur if subpleural node ruptures into the pleura
 
**Pleuritic chest pain
 
**Pleuritic chest pain
 
**Exudative fluid
 
**Exudative fluid
 
***Organisms may not be visible on acid-fast staining (need pleural biopsy)
 
***Organisms may not be visible on acid-fast staining (need pleural biopsy)
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===Reactivation Tuberculosis===
 
===Reactivation Tuberculosis===
 
*Pulmonary: Productive cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain
 
*Pulmonary: Productive cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain
 
*Systemic: Fever, night sweats, malaise, fatigue, wt loss
 
*Systemic: Fever, night sweats, malaise, fatigue, wt loss
 
*Extrapulmonary  
 
*Extrapulmonary  
**Painless lymphadenopathy (most common extrapulmonary manifestation)
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**Painless lymphadenopathy/[[scrofula]] (most common extrapulmonary manifestation)
 
**Pericarditis
 
**Pericarditis
 
**Peritonitis  
 
**Peritonitis  
 
**Meningitis
 
**Meningitis
 
**Adrenal insufficiency
 
**Adrenal insufficiency
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***If adrenals affected, TB typically spreads to bilateral adrenals rather than unilateral
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***Think about in the patient presenting in shock with TB risk factors
 
**Arthritis
 
**Arthritis
 
**Osteomyelitis
 
**Osteomyelitis
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***Pott's disease, usually in thoracic spione
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{HIV associated conditions}}
 
{{HIV associated conditions}}
  
==Diagnosis==
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==Evaluation==
 
===CXR===
 
===CXR===
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[[File:Miliary.png|thumbnail|CXR of miliary TB]]
 
*Primary infection
 
*Primary infection
 
**Infiltrates in any area of the lung
 
**Infiltrates in any area of the lung
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**Upper lobe or hilar nodules and fibrotic lesions
 
**Upper lobe or hilar nodules and fibrotic lesions
 
**Ghon foci, areas of scarring, calcification
 
**Ghon foci, areas of scarring, calcification
*HIV pts less likely to have classic lesions and may have normal CXR
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*Miliary TB
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**Looks like millet seeds on CXR
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*Immunocompromised patients less likely to have classic lesions and may have normal CXR
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===PCR Sputum Assay===
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*Rapidly detects TB in sputum specimens (as well as [[rifampin]] resistance)
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*Use to rule-out patients for active TB
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*Need two sputum specimens (expectorated or induced) at least 8 hours apart (including at least one early morning specimen)
  
==Treatment==
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==Management==
 
===Active TB===
 
===Active TB===
*Isoniazid + rifampin + pyrazinamide + ethambutol x8wk followed by INH/RIF x18wk
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*[[Isoniazid]] + [[rifampin]] + [[pyrazinamide]] + [[ethambutol]] x 8wk followed by INH/rifampin x18wk
**2 drug continuation tx x 18-31wk
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**2 drug continuation treatment x 18-31wk
 
===Latent TB===
 
===Latent TB===
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*Isoniazid x 9 months
 
*Consider treatment for:
 
*Consider treatment for:
 
**Recent conversion to PPD-positive
 
**Recent conversion to PPD-positive
**Persons in close contact w/ individual w/ active TB
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**close contact with active TB
**Isoniazid x9mo
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**immunocompromised patients (or plan to start immunosupressive medications)
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==
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*Otherwise healthy
 
*Otherwise healthy
 
**Contact public health services before discharge
 
**Contact public health services before discharge
***Instructions for home isolation and f/u at appropriate clinic to receive meds
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***Instructions for home isolation and follow up at appropriate clinic to receive meds
 
**Do not start TB meds in ED unless specifically instructed by public health
 
**Do not start TB meds in ED unless specifically instructed by public health
  
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*Ill-appearing
 
*Ill-appearing
 
*Diagnosis is uncertain
 
*Diagnosis is uncertain
*Pt is noncompliant
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*Patient is treatment non-adherent
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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<references/>
 
[[Category:ID]]
 
[[Category:ID]]
[[Category:Pulm]]
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[[Category:Pulmonary]]

Revision as of 19:53, 30 September 2018

Background

Miliary TB neonate born to mother with active TB
  • Over 1/3 of world's population is infected
    Bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis

Infection Types

  • Primary Infection
    • Usually contained by body via formation of tubercles
    • Hematogenous spread limited to areas with high O2 or blood flow (apical lung, vertebrae)
      • PPD positive
  • Reactivation Infection
    • More common in immunocompromised patients (AIDS, malignancy, DM, immunosupressive medications)
  • Miliary Tuberculosis
    • Disseminated tuberculosis
    • Looks like millet seeds
    • Seen in patients with comorbid AIDS
      • Check HIV in patients suspected of TB
    • PPD is positive in only 50% of cases

Special Populations

  • AIDS
    • TB is 200-500x more common in AIDS population than general population
    • CD4 count
      • Increased risk when <500
      • Determines the clinical and radiographic presentations of TB
  • Pediatric
    • More likely to progress early to active disease
      • Presentation more commonly that of primary TB
    • >5yr - classic symptoms
    • <5yr - milliary TB, meningitis, cervical lymphadenitis, pneumonia that does not respond to usual antibiotics
    • Children are usually not infectious due to their weak cough

Tuberculin Skin Test

Used for population screening, but not for rule-out in patients with concern for active disease

Reaction considered positive in following situations:

  • >5 mm
    • HIV positive
    • Close contact with active TB patient
    • Nodular or fibrotic changes on CXR
    • Immunosuppressed (TNF-alpha inhibitor, chemo, organ transplant)
  • >10 mm
    • Children < 4 yrs old
    • Healthcare/lab/prison employees and residents
    • Co-morbid conditions (dialysis, DM, blood/head/neck/lung malignancy, IV drug users)
    • People from high prevalence areas
  • >15 mm
    • Persons with no known risk factors for TB

Clinical Features

Primary Tuberculosis

  • Usually asymptomatic (only identified by positive PPD/quantiferon gold)
    Tuberculous lymphadenopathy
    Tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis (Pott's Disease)
  • May be rapidly progressive and fatal in immunocompromised patients
    • Fever, malaise, weight loss, chest pain
  • Tuberculous pleural effusion may occur if subpleural node ruptures into the pleura
    • Pleuritic chest pain
    • Exudative fluid
      • Organisms may not be visible on acid-fast staining (need pleural biopsy)

Reactivation Tuberculosis

  • Pulmonary: Productive cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, pleuritic chest pain
  • Systemic: Fever, night sweats, malaise, fatigue, wt loss
  • Extrapulmonary
    • Painless lymphadenopathy/scrofula (most common extrapulmonary manifestation)
    • Pericarditis
    • Peritonitis
    • Meningitis
    • Adrenal insufficiency
      • If adrenals affected, TB typically spreads to bilateral adrenals rather than unilateral
      • Think about in the patient presenting in shock with TB risk factors
    • Arthritis
    • Osteomyelitis
      • Pott's disease, usually in thoracic spione

Differential Diagnosis

HIV associated conditions

Evaluation

CXR

CXR of miliary TB
  • Primary infection
    • Infiltrates in any area of the lung
    • Isolated hilar or mediastinal adenopathy may be only finding
  • Reactivation infection
    • cavitary/noncavitary lesions in upper lobe or superior segment of lower lobe
  • Latent infection
    • Upper lobe or hilar nodules and fibrotic lesions
    • Ghon foci, areas of scarring, calcification
  • Miliary TB
    • Looks like millet seeds on CXR
  • Immunocompromised patients less likely to have classic lesions and may have normal CXR

PCR Sputum Assay

  • Rapidly detects TB in sputum specimens (as well as rifampin resistance)
  • Use to rule-out patients for active TB
  • Need two sputum specimens (expectorated or induced) at least 8 hours apart (including at least one early morning specimen)

Management

Active TB

Latent TB

  • Isoniazid x 9 months
  • Consider treatment for:
    • Recent conversion to PPD-positive
    • close contact with active TB
    • immunocompromised patients (or plan to start immunosupressive medications)

Disposition

Discharge

  • Otherwise healthy
    • Contact public health services before discharge
      • Instructions for home isolation and follow up at appropriate clinic to receive meds
    • Do not start TB meds in ED unless specifically instructed by public health

Admit

  • Ill-appearing
  • Diagnosis is uncertain
  • Patient is treatment non-adherent

References

  1. Gutteridge, David L MD, MPH, Egan, Daniel J. MD. The HIV-Infected Adult Patient in The Emergency Department: The Changing Landscape of the Disease. Emergency Medicine Practice: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emergency Medicine. Vol 18, Num 2. Feb 2016.