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A 23-year-old Russian housekeeper has a several-month history of productive cough, weight loss and fever. A diagnosis was confirmed by Mantoux test and chest x-ray, and treatment was initiated. Two months later, the patient returns with decreased visual acuity and color vision. Which agent was most likely prescribed?
  1. Ethambutol
  2. Isoniazid
  3. Pyrazinamide
  4. Rifampin
  5. Streptomycin
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A 23-year-old Russian housekeeper has a several-month history of productive cough, weight loss and fever. A diagnosis was confirmed by Mantoux test and chest x-ray, and treatment was initiated. Two months later, the patient returns with decreased visual acuity and color vision. Which agent was most likely prescribed?
  1. Ethambutol
  2. Isoniazid
  3. Pyrazinamide
  4. Rifampin
  5. Streptomycin
Pretty sure its A - Ethambutol ... it has a side effect of optic neuritis giving you that red green color blindness.
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ethambutol causes optic neuritis..

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A 23-year-old Russian housekeeper has a several-month history of productive cough, weight loss and fever. A diagnosis was confirmed by Mantoux test and chest x-ray, and treatment was initiated. Two months later, the patient returns with decreased visual acuity and color vision. Which agent was most likely prescribed?
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  2. Isoniazid
  3. Pyrazinamide
  4. Rifampin
  5. Streptomycin
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A is correct - ethambutol is associated with a toxic optic neuropathy - good job!
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E for eye for Ethambutol
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A 23-year-old Russian housekeeper has a several-month history of productive cough, weight loss and fever. A diagnosis was confirmed by Mantoux test and chest x-ray, and treatment was initiated. Two months later, the patient returns with decreased visual acuity and color vision. Which agent was most likely prescribed?
  1. Ethambutol
  2. Isoniazid
  3. Pyrazinamide
  4. Rifampin
  5. Streptomycin
A.) Ethambutol
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