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I just need some advice as i really don't understand this.
My dad has had sarcoidosis of the lungs for about 27 years, he is currently 54. He has been on predinisone for a very long time, sometimes having to increase the dosage and sometimes having to lessen it. He recently had a heart attack and needed 2 stents inserted into his heart and currently takes 10 tablets a day, for the sarcoidosis and for his heart. He is a very healthy man and very active.
Two weeks ago his professor randomly did a sputum test and found out he contracted TB. We don't know how long he has had it as the professor said they couldn't pick it up on the X-rays as his lungs are so scarred that they couldn't pick it up.
The professor then prescribed an antibiotic that he needs to take 5 times a day for the next 6 months.
Last week he had to be admitted to hospital because the tablets wasn't agreeing with him, he developed thrush in his mouth, developed a big rash on his back, with cold/hot sweats and not appetite. After all the blood tests the doctor realized that the TB medication was affecting his lungs.
They have now tried another lot of TB meds, but this is affecting his liver too.
I have no idea what to think, i don't know hownthis affects the sarcoidosis and his heart.
It's all very scary, if someone could please give me some input and advice about this.
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