Medical Treatment for Diseased Area

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Which symptoms might a person with tuberculosis experience?

General malaise, weight loss, and diarrhoea

What clinical signs may be present in pulmonary TB?

Mass palpable in the right iliac fossa

Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of tuberculosis?

Headaches and fever

Where in the body might a mass be palpable in a person with tuberculosis?

In the right iliac fossa

What might be a consequence of untreated pulmonary TB?

Lung scarring and difficulty breathing

What is the recommended action regarding the diseased area?

Consider medical treatment instead

Which of the following is NOT part of the recommended medical treatment?

Surgery

What intervention may be considered in severe cases?

Steroids or azathioprine

Why might steroids or azathioprine be used?

To reduce inflammation

Which of the following is a common misconception about treating the diseased area?

Immediate surgical removal is always best

What is the recommended treatment for abscess cavities described in the text?

Administering high doses of penicillin for at least 6 weeks

How long should penicillin be administered for treating abscess cavities according to the text?

At least 6 weeks

What is a possible complication if abscess cavities are not drained as recommended in the text?

Spread of infection to surrounding tissues

Why is it important to drain multiple abscess cavities as described in the text?

To prevent the spread of infection

In what muscle can abscess cavities extend into, as mentioned in the text?

Psoas muscle

What symptoms can be misleading and are caused by appendicitis occurring near the ureter or bladder?

Urinary frequency and dysuria

Which of the following conditions can be confused with appendicitis due to similar symptoms?

Urinary tract infection

Why can urinary frequency and dysuria be particularly misleading in cases of appendicitis?

Appendicitis occurs near the ureter or bladder

What role does the location of appendicitis play in causing urinary symptoms?

The location near the ureter or bladder can irritate these structures

What distinguishes the urinary symptoms caused by appendicitis near the ureter or bladder from typical urinary issues?

They are usually accompanied by fever

What is a common consequence of a small bowel stricture causing relative stasis of the contents?

Increased risk of perforation

How does relative stasis of contents in the small bowel affect motility?

Reduces motility

How does relative stasis of contents in the small bowel impact nutrient absorption?

Reduces nutrient absorption

Which of the following is a likely consequence of a small bowel stricture impeding the flow of contents?

Increased risk of bacterial overgrowth

What is a potential complication that can arise due to a small bowel stricture and relative stasis of contents?

Increased risk of small bowel obstruction

Learn about the medical treatment options for a diseased area that may require bed rest, intravenous fluids, steroids, or azathioprine in certain circumstances.

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