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BAL for lung Tuberculosis

Arjun Saradna, Amith Shenoy, Paurush Ambesh, Stephan Kamholz
Strongyloides stercoralis (S. stercoralis) is an intestinal nematode endemic to tropical regions. An accelerated infection, known as a hyperinfection, occurs in immunocompromised patients, most commonly those treated chronically with glucocorticoids or those who have human T cell leukemia virus-1 (HTLV-1) infection. We describe a 67-year-old Hispanic female who presented with complaints of decreased oral intake and fatigue since three months. Hyponatremia on initial presentation was attributed to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion and managed with fluid restriction...
March 20, 2018: Curēus
Maede Nakhaee, Abdolrahim Rezaee, Reza Basiri, Saman Soleimanpour, Kiarash Ghazvini
In this study, the interaction between the microbiota of the lower respiratory tract and the type of immune response against Mycobacterium tuberculosis were studied. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples of 10 tuberculosis (TB) patients and 5 cases suspected of lung cancer as control were obtained. Clinical symptoms were recorded for the TB patients. Serial dilutions of samples were prepared and cultured on a selective medium in order to count Streptococcus spp., Neisseria spp., Haemophilus spp. and Veillonella in the lung...
May 1, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
Deba Prasad Dhibar, Kamal Kant Sahu, Surjit Singh, Amanjit Bal, Abhijit Chougale, Varun Dhir
Pseudotumour is a benign inflammatory lesion. Mycobacterial spindle cell pseudotumour (MSP) is a rare pseudotumour. It is a benign proliferation of spindle-shaped histiocytes containing acid-fast mycobacterium, commonly reported in immunocompromised patients. MSP is usually associated with mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Here, we present the case of a 38-year-old gentleman with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) who presented with low-grade fever for 1-month duration. Clinically, he had generalised lymphadenopathy...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Lelia Lavalett, Hector Rodriguez, Hector Ortega, Wolfgang Sadee, Larry S Schlesinger, Luis F Barrera
Alveolar macrophages (AMs) are major targets of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, critical during the progression of active tuberculosis (TB). The complex immunopathology of TB generates diverse microenvironments in the lung, which shape immune responses by AMs. In the current study, we perform whole genome microarray transcriptional profiling on RNA isolated from AMs from TB patients (AMsTB) compared to AMs from control subjects (AMsCT) using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Our hypothesis was that systemic effects on the local lung microenvironment during TB affect the transcriptional response of AMsTB...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
Rubina Bunjun, Catherine Riou, Andreia P Soares, Narjis Thawer, Tracey L Müller, Agano Kiravu, Zekarias Ginbot, Tolu Oni, Rene Goliath, Barbara Kalsdorf, Florian von Groote-Bidlingmaier, Willem Hanekom, Gerhard Walzl, Robert J Wilkinson, Wendy A Burgers
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) infection substantially increases the risk of developing tuberculosis. There is extensive depletion of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD4+ T cells in blood during early HIV infection, but little is known about responses in the lungs at this stage. Given that mucosal organs are a principal target for HIV-mediated CD4+ T-cell destruction, we investigated M. tuberculosis-specific responses in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) from persons with latent M. tuberculosis infection and untreated HIV coinfection with preserved CD4+ T-cell counts...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Ahmed Sayeed, Eid Humaid Alqurashi, Adnan B Alzanbagi, Nabil Abdulwadod Badr Ghaleb
A 21-year-old Saudi man presented with a history of dysphagia and choking. CT scan of the chest showed clear evidence of chronic recurrent aspiration pneumonia in the left lung. It also showed a fistula connecting the left main bronchus to the oesophagus. Endoscopy showed clear opening on the oesophageal side. Bronchoscopy also confirmed the presence of a broncho-oesophageal fistula on the left bronchial side with the presence of secretions on swallowing. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was done and sent for mycobacterial tuberculosis culture...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Cristina Rodrigues Santos, Ângela M de Assis, Edson A Luz, Luzia Lyra, Ivan F Toro, José Claudio C Seabra, Dira H Daldin, Tathiane U Marcalto, Marcos T Galasso, Ronaldo F Macedo, Angélica Z Schreiber, Francisco H Aoki
BACKGROUND: Nested PCR can be used to determine the status of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in other lung diseases. AIMS: This study sought to detect a target DNA fragment (mitochondrial large subunit rRNA or mtL SUrRNA) of P. jirovecii in patients with lung disease who underwent bronchoscopy with collection of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). METHODS: The results from toluidine blue staining were compared with those obtained using molecular methods that included an "in house" DNA extraction procedure, PCR and nested PCR...
April 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
Benjamin J Garcia, Andre G Loxton, Gregory M Dolganov, Tran T Van, J Lucian Davis, Bouke C de Jong, Martin I Voskuil, Sonia M Leach, Gary K Schoolnik, Gerhard Walzl, Michael Strong, Nicholas D Walter
Pathogen-targeted transcriptional profiling in human sputum may elucidate the physiologic state of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) during infection and treatment. However, whether M. tuberculosis transcription in sputum recapitulates transcription in the lung is uncertain. We therefore compared M. tuberculosis transcription in human sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from 11 HIV-negative South African patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. We additionally compared these clinical samples with in vitro log phase aerobic growth and hypoxic non-replicating persistence (NRP-2)...
September 2016: Tuberculosis
Y Mok, T Y Tan, T R Tay, H S Wong, P Y Tiew, J W Kam, C Siao
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating the role of transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) in diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) date back decades and have shaped current practice. However, with the recent advent of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) Xpert® MTB/RIF, it is time to re-evaluate the role of TBLB. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of BAL and TBLB with the addition of BAL Xpert on diagnostic PTB yields and time to treatment initiation in sputum-scarce or acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-negative PTB patients...
May 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Anagha Malur, Barbara P Barna, Janki Patel, Matthew McPeek, Christopher J Wingard, Larry Dobbs, Mary Jane Thomassen
Recent studies suggest additive effects of environmental pollutants and microbial antigens on respiratory disease. We established a granuloma model in which instilled multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) elicit granulomatous pathology. We hypothesized that mycobacterial antigen ESAT-6, a T cell activator associated with tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, might alter pathology. Wild-type C57Bl/6 mice received MWCNT with or without ESAT-6 peptide. Controls received vehicle (surfactant-PBS) or ESAT-6 alone. Mice were evaluated 60 days later for granulomas, fibrosis, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cell expression of inflammatory mediators (CCL2, MMP-12, and Osteopontin)...
December 2015: Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology
Sahajal Dhooria, Amanjit Bal, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis are granulomatous disorders that mimic each other both clinically and radiologically. Both can present with fever and pulmonary nodules and often require the performance of transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) for diagnosis. In recent studies, the flexible cryoprobe for carrying out TBLB has been found to be useful in the diagnosis of disorders diffusely involving the lung parenchyma. Here, we present the case of a 29-year-old man who presented with fever and cough and was found to have multiple small nodules in both lungs...
January 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Sampanna Jung Rayamajhi, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu, Ritesh Agarwal, Amanjit Bal, Pranab Dey, Jaya Shukla, Dheeraj Gupta
PURPOSE: There is currently no single modality for accurate characterization of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes into benign or malignant. Recently (18)F-fluorothymidine (FLT) has been used as a proliferation marker. In this prospective study, we examined the role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and (18)F-FLT PET/CT in categorizing mediastinal lymph nodes as benign or malignant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 consecutive patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy detected on computed tomography (CT) or chest radiograph underwent whole body (18)F-FLT PET/CT and (18)F-FDG PET/CT (within 1 week of each other)...
April 2016: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
Hakan Tanriverdi, Fatma Erboy, Bulent Altinsoy, Firat Uygur, Mehmet Arasli, Ishak Ozel Tekin, Muge Meltem Tor, Figen Atalay
BACKGROUND: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a noninvasive and useful technique for evaluating interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Flow cytometric analysis of BAL fluid reveals specific diagnostic information in some unusual ILDs, and helps to narrow down the possible causes of interstitial diseases in most patients with more common disorders. A high BAL CD4/CD8 ratio is highly specific for sarcoidosis but can also be seen in other ILDs. OBJECTIVES: In this retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional study, we compared BAL fluid characteristics and clinical variables in patients with sarcoidosis and non-sarcoidosis ILDs in a large cohort...
October 2015: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
T Omar, E Variava, E Moroe, A Billioux, R E Chaisson, L Lebina, N Martinson
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of deaths in Africa occur at home, where cause of death (CoD) is often unknown. We ascertained undiagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) by performing limited autopsies in adults dying at home in whom there was no apparent CoD. METHODS: Mortuaries in Matlosana, South Africa, identified potentially eligible adults with no ante-mortem diagnosis and/or no recent hospital admission. A questionnaire was administered to family members. Bilateral lung core biopsies and modified bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were performed...
November 2015: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Maryam Haddadzadeh
We report the second case of Mycobacterium kansasii spondylitis in a 14-year-old Caucasian girl who presented with pain in the thoracolumbar region. There was collapsed T8 and discitis, and a cavitary lesion in new chest CT. Biopsy taken from thoracic lesion T8 with CT guidance which had evidence of osteomyelitis and its smear were negative for acid fast bacilli. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed - PCR was negative for acid fast bacilli. Empirical treatment of tuberculosis started and her symptoms resolved...
March 2014: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Raquel Ramos Garcia, Nitin Bhanot, Zaw Min
A 77-year-old man with myasthenia gravis receiving prednisone and plasmapheresis was found to have right upper lobe cavitary pneumonia on radiological imaging studies after thymectomy. He had a remote history of treated pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) at the age of 19. On the basis of history of TB and current prednisone therapy, reactivation of pulmonary TB was highly suspected. Branching Gram-positive bacilli were identified on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). BAL Ziehl-Neelsen Acid-fast bacilli stain was negative, but a modified Kinyoun stain revealed branching, beaded, filamentous bacilli, suggestive of Nocardia spp...
July 6, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
Albert Joachim Omlor, Juliane Nguyen, Robert Bals, Quoc Thai Dinh
Like two sides of the same coin, nanotechnology can be both boon and bane for respiratory medicine. Nanomaterials open new ways in diagnostics and treatment of lung diseases. Nanoparticle based drug delivery systems can help against diseases such as lung cancer, tuberculosis, and pulmonary fibrosis. Moreover, nanoparticles can be loaded with DNA and act as vectors for gene therapy in diseases like cystic fibrosis. Even lung diagnostics with computer tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) profits from new nanoparticle based contrast agents...
2015: Respiratory Research
S Dharmic, Shraddha Nair, M Harish
A 65 year old female, known asthmatic on steroids intermittently, with no other co-morbidity presented with fever, breathlessness and cough with mucoid expectoration of ten days duration with bilateral crepts, went for Type II respiratory failure and was intubated followed by tracheostomy in view of prolonged ventilator support. In spite of high end antibiotics as per sputum culture sensitivity, weaning off the ventilator was not possible. Blood investigations revealed leucocytosis with neutrophilic predominance and IgE levels were within normal limits...
April 2015: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Lucila Garcia Contreras, Jean Sung, Mariam Ibrahim, Katharina Elbert, David Edwards, Anthony Hickey
Tuberculosis (TB) is a life-threatening infection that requires a lengthy treatment process that is often associated with adverse effects. Pulmonary delivery of anti-TB drugs has the potential to increase efficacy of treatment by increasing drug concentrations at the lungs, the primary site of infection. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the disposition of rifampicin (RIF) after its pulmonary administration as porous particles (PPs) to guinea pigs and contrast it to that after oral administration...
August 3, 2015: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Raj Kumar, Nitesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: The introduction of flexible bronchoscope has revolutionized the field of pulmonary medicine and is a standard instrument used for diagnostic purpose. A retrospective analysis of the clinico-radiological profile, indication, biopsy procedure and complications, for patients undergoing bronchoscopy at one of the respiratory unit at a tertiary care center in India. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 712 bronchoscopies was done in regard to demographic profile, clinical and radiological presentation and diagnostic indication...
January 2015: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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