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  • Answer: Treatment of TB
    TB can be cured with little or no complications

    Medication must, however, be started as soon as possible and it must be taken regularly according to the instructions given at the clinic. It takes 6 months for TB to be cured completely, but within 2 weeks of starting treatment, the person will no longer spread the disease. Intensive phase medication is given for the first 2 months, 4 or 5 tablets (depending on body weight) are taken Monday to Friday. Continuation phase medication is given for the next 4 months, 2 or 3 tablets (depending on body weight) are taken Monday to Friday

    Treatment must be completed
    It is a mistake to stop taking medicines when a person feels better. All treatment / medicine must be taken for the full 6 months. If treatment / medicine is missed, the risk of a drug resistant strain of TB is possible. This TB is very difficult to treat and needs more than 18 months of treatment / medicine, with a long stay in hospital. It takes a long time for TB germs to be destroyed. If medicines are stopped too soon and without instructions of the nurse or doctor the disease may start all over again.How can TB be prevented?
    To cure those who are ill with TB in order to stop the spread of the disease.
    Cover your mouth when coughing.
    Immunisation of all babies at a clinic within 1 year of birth.
    Eating balanced meals consisting of food like meat, fish, eggs, beans, mills, amasi, brown bread, maize meal, vegetables, fruits.
    Alcohol should be avoided because it lowers body resistance, and affects the treatment.
    Smoking causes further damage to the lungs and can also cause heart disease and lung cancer.
    Getting some sunshine, fresh air, exercise and living in a clean environment.
  • Answer: yes you can. It takes a year or more to completely get rid of it.
  • Answer: Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs.
  • Answer: XDR or extremely drug resistant tuberculosis is at a form of tuberculosis which does not respond to usual tb treatment.
  • Answer: someone could get it through air, by someone coughing or sneezingand then it affecting your lungs and making you cough and get avery high fever.

    Also, TB is generally seen in community housing, such as NursingHomes, prisons and so forth. It is an airborn disease, and it is onthe rise. Have a PPD 2 step done by your doctor to rule out havingthis deadly disease.
  • Answer: Tuberculosis originated by humans starting back in ancient timesduring the Neolithic Revolution. Tuberculosis is a infectiondisease that is widespread and caused by various strains ofmycobacteria.
  • Answer: Yes you can
  • Answer: Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs but that can attack other parts of the body. There are two forms of TB: TB infection and TB disease. Most people with TB have TB infection.
  • Answer: March 24, 1882

    Robert Koch, a German physician and scientist, presented his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB), on the evening of March 24, 1882
  • Answer: The people who is most likely to get TB is adults,children with low imune systems,animals and people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Answer: Tuberculosis was -- and still is -- caused by the tubercule bacillus. TB is rapidly becoming a major health problem again, and has mutated so that many of the antibiotics that formerly worked to kill the infection no longer are effective.
  • Answer: Not now it was very common in the 19th century
  • Answer: "consumption" is another name for TB, believe it or not.
  • Answer: Esta es una enfermedad pulmonar que es contagiosa y que se trasmite por el aire.
  • Answer: TB is caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Sinusitis is a symptom which manifests usually with upper respiratory tract infections.

    Common cold is a upper respiratory tract infection of viral origin, usually caused by rhinovirus

What are the symptoms of tuberculosis?

    • Common Cough
    • Coughing up blood
    • Fever
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weight Loss
    • Night Sweats

    The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness orweakness, weight loss, fever, and night sweats. The symptoms of TBdisease of the lungs also include coughing, chest pain, and thecoughing up of blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of thebody depend on the area affected.

    The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum,fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Infection of other organscauses a wide range of symptoms.

    When the disease becomes active, 75% of the cases involve infectionin the lungs (pulmonary TB). Symptoms include chest pain, coughingup blood, and a productive, prolonged cough for more than threeweeks. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats,appetite loss, weight loss, pallor, and fatigue.
    • prolonged cough
    • weight loss
    • fever
    • night sweats
    • fatigue
    Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include
    • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
    • Weight loss
    • Loss of appetite
    • Coughing up blood or mucus
    • Weakness or fatigue
    • Fever
    • Night sweats

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  • Answer:
    • Common Cough
    • Coughing up blood
    • Fever
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weight Loss
    • Night Sweats

    The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness orweakness, weight loss, fever, and night sweats. The symptoms of TBdisease of the lungs also include coughing, chest pain, and thecoughing up of blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of thebody depend on the area affected.

    The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum,fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Infection of other organscauses a wide range of symptoms.

    When the disease becomes active, 75% of the cases involve infectionin the lungs (pulmonary TB). Symptoms include chest pain, coughingup blood, and a productive, prolonged cough for more than threeweeks. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats,appetite loss, weight loss, pallor, and fatigue.
    • prolonged cough
    • weight loss
    • fever
    • night sweats
    • fatigue
    Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include
    • A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer
    • Weight loss
    • Loss of appetite
    • Coughing up blood or mucus
    • Weakness or fatigue
    • Fever
    • Night sweats

  • Answer: You may not notice any symptoms of illness until the disease is quite advanced. Symptoms would be loss of weight, loss of energy, poor appetite, fever, a productive cough, and night sweats. Even with these symptoms, people will blame another disease and realise the truth even later.
  • Answer: The most common signs of tuberculosis are:
    - fever
    -fatigue
    -weight loss
    -coughing
    -night sweats
  • Answer: 6 to 12 months if not treated it can be fatal.
  • Answer: prolonged cough for over a month,heavy sweating at night,chest pain, fever
  • Answer: Signs and symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) include cough, high fever,night sweats, lack of energy, wheezing, chest pain, coughing upblood, and decreased appetite. TB is easily confused withbronchitis or pneumonia and other respiratory infections.
  • Answer: Some of the symptoms of Pulmonary Bilateral Tuberculosis aresweating, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Other symptoms of PBT areweight loss, trouble breathing and wheezing.
  • Answer: There may be no symptoms of TB or the symptoms may appear several months or years after infection.

    Pulmonary TB symptoms that do present will include:
    • Persistent Cough with lots of phlegm.
    • Coughing up blood
    • Fever
    • Tiredness
    • Loss of appetite
    • Weight Loss
    • Night Sweats
    • Chest pain when breathing in.

    TB can present in different parts of the body and symptoms can include swollen glands in your neck, joint pain or a headache.

    Serious damage to the human body can be caused through undiagnosed, delayed, or untreated tuberculosis. TB can affect the central nervous system, cause brain damage, circulatory system damage, skin, lymph nodes, joints, bones and intestines. TB can also cause permanent lung damage.
  • Answer: The earlier a medical diagnosis can be determined the better thechance the child has to avoid long-term complications. Signs andsymptoms of tuberculosis in children include fever, weight loss,poor growth, sweating at night, cough, chills, and swollen glands.
  • Answer: difference between miliary tuberculosis and tuberculosis
  • Answer: A positive TB test can mean you have been in contact with someone who has TB or you have TB. I now also show positive to TB as I went on the trial medication which I now am immune to TB. So tests will always come back positive but its not active. There is something called Valley Fever in the southwest. It is a spore that comes out of Death Valley that attacks the lungs. People who have had Valley Fever test positive for T.B.
  • Answer: When you contract Tuberculosis, the white blood cells in the lungs form a caseus shell around the bacteria, this is called a tubercle
  • Answer: Tuberculosis(TB) is also known as consumption or "white plague" .It got its name from the numerous tubercles("holes") formed in the lungs and other parts of the body by the bacteria.