Answer to Question #335873 in Microbiology for Lovina

Question #335873

A few weeks after returning from visiting his parents in India, Navin developed a bad cough that persisted for the next three weeks. As he is a heavy smoker, he Over this period, he began to feel weak and lethargic and had trouble sleeping at night due to excessive sweating. He also started to lose weight as he didn’t have much of an appetite. He then began to cough up blood and feel pain in his chest, which prompted him to go see his doctor. Once his doctor heard his symptoms, he took a blood sample for testing based on his and gave Navin a chest X-ray. The doctor also collected a sample of his sputum coughed up from his lungs to perform an acid-fast stain for identification.

2. What is your diagnosis, and what specific features within the case were critical to your diagnosis of this disease?

4. How is the disease treated?

5. What symptoms might the patient develop if the disease is not treated?

6. What is the PROGNOSIS with treatment?

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