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Review: could Latent tuberculosis cause Pneumonia?

Summary: Pneumonia could be caused by Latent tuberculosis, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Rheumatoid arthritis, and take Prednisolone.

We study 172 people who have Latent tuberculosis from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Pneumonia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Latent tuberculosis

Latent tuberculosis (latest reports from 902 patients) are typically treated by Isoniazid.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia (latest reports from 751,868 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 15, 2014: 172 people who have latent tuberculosis are studied. Among them, 12 (6.98%) have Pneumonia. They amount to 0.00% of all the 755,459 people who have Pneumonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pneumonia in latent tuberculosis reports

Gender of people who have latent tuberculosis and experienced Pneumonia * :

FemaleMale
Pneumonia35.71%64.29%

Age of people who have latent tuberculosis and experienced Pneumonia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pneumonia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%38.46%15.38%53.85%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (12 people, 100.00%)
  2. Hypertension (4 people, 33.33%)
  3. Prophylaxis (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Adverse drug reaction (2 people, 16.67%)
  5. Anxiety (2 people, 16.67%)
  6. Psoriatic arthropathy (2 people, 16.67%)
  7. Ankylosing spondylitis (2 people, 16.67%)
  8. Oedema (1 people, 8.33%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (12 people, 100.00%)
  2. Methotrexate (6 people, 50.00%)
  3. Enbrel (6 people, 50.00%)
  4. Calcium (4 people, 33.33%)
  5. Alendronic acid (4 people, 33.33%)
  6. Arava (4 people, 33.33%)
  7. Celecoxib (4 people, 33.33%)
  8. Sulfasalazine (4 people, 33.33%)
  9. Humira (4 people, 33.33%)
  10. Isoniazid (3 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I have only been on the drugs for 9 days.
    Have noticed the symptoms have increased in frequency since the beginning.
    While I know you are supposed to avoid alcohol, I had a cocktail and a glass of wine with dinner last night and felt intoxicated (i.e., clumsiness in walking, very tired). Those symptoms wore off and I am fine today.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • After third infusion of Remicade I developed pneumonia requiring hospitalization. An 8 day stay with anti-biotic treatments. I developed oral candida albicans where lozenges (200) failed to cure. Just switched to liquid solution w/I last 2 days. Doctors report I have developed pulmonary fibrosis. We are just now addressing that symptom/result. I had one more infusion 6 weeks after entering the hospital, and had negative symptoms. Doctor advises to stop all Remicade treatments. O2 intake is now at 90%, where as last year it would normally be 95%+ w/o exertion.

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • repeated pneumonia- three times after stopping the use of nucynta

    Reply

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