Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially life-threatening condition that mainly affects the lungs. Tuberculosis is an airborne disease, meaning that the bacteria that cause it are spread from one person to the other through tiny droplets released into the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
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|Fluoroquinolones which is a combination of antibiotics|
|Injectables such as amikacin, kanamycin or capreomycin|
The symptoms of tuberculosis may differ from one person to the other depending on the form and severity of the infection. Nevertheless, the typical symptoms of TB include:
When untreated, tuberculosis can also affect other parts of the body including the kidney, spine or brain. When TB affects parts other than the lungs, the symptoms may vary according to the organs affected.
Tuberculosis is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. The bacteria spread from one person to the other when microscopic droplets containing the bacteria are released into the air. This mainly happens when a person with untreated, active form of tuberculosis spits, laughs, coughs, speaks or sneezes. Important facts to note about tuberculosis at its related causes include:
During diagnosis, the doctor will carry out a physical examination to check if there are lymph nodes and with the use of a stethoscope, he or she will listen to the sound of your lungs as you breath. The most commonly used tool for diagnosis of tuberculosis is a simple skin test. In the recent past, blood tests are increasingly becoming prevalent. Typically, a tuberculosis diagnosis includes:
Treatment of tuberculosis revolves around the use of medications. While tuberculosis is a bacterial infection, its treatment may take longer than other forms of bacterial conditions. To treat tuberculosis:
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