Causes And Proper Treatment For Tuberculosis?

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I have been undergoing OAT treatment for 5 months, 6 months ago my chest X-ray showed active insertion of TB (left supracillary lesion). A few days ago, the doctor suggested that I return the chest X-ray and the results showed active pulmonary TB with extensive lesions. All of my sputum test results from the start to date are all negative. Based on the results of my last chest photo, are the results better than before, or what about the doctor? R nThank you for the answer, doctor.

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for asking at TB or tuberculosis is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and although it often attacks the lungs, it can also attack other organs such as the lymph nodes, bones and even the brain. People with pulmonary TB will usually experience symptoms such as a prolonged cough, coughing up blood, weight loss, and night sweats.

There are several factors that increase a person's risk of getting TB, namely:

Being in the same house with TB sufferers Have a low immune system, for example in HIV sufferers Seniors and children Are in slum areas The air circulation in the living quarters is not good and there is no sunlight entering

If TB is suspected, several tests will be carried out such as sputum test, X-ray, blood test and Mantoux test. Once diagnosed, the patient will be given OAT or anti-tuberculosis drugs which must be consumed regularly for at least 6 months. It is said to be minimal because if in the evaluation, which occurs in the 5th month as you just did, the condition has not improved, the medicine can be continued. Regarding your question, if the result is 'extensive lesion active pulmonary TB', you still have the disease. 'Lesion' is the term for the abnormality found. So it's easy to still find it through X-rays, a picture of pulmonary TB that is still active and its wide abnormalities.

But we suggest that to avoid misunderstanding, you again ask the doctor who treated you so far whether the writing is true and the meaning is so. Because after all, regardless of what we mean by that sentence, the one who determines whether you should continue or stop treatment is the doctor who treats you from the results of investigations, one of which is X-rays.

Meanwhile, of course you still have to take medication regularly, avoid spitting out, wear a mask, provide good circulation in your living area by frequently opening windows and curtains, and consume lots of fruits, vegetables and mineral water to increase endurance. your body. Get well soon.

That's all, hope it helps.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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