Effect Of Tuberculosis On Leg Pain, Abdominal Pain And Itching On The Back?
Hello, my father has been undergoing pulmonary tuberculosis treatment for 3 months. Now often complain of leg pain, abdominal pain and itching of the back if sweating. And in my opinion, it seems his eyesight is also somewhat disturbed. Decreased appetite. Is that normal for pulmonary TB sufferers, and what are the consequences? What is the advice from the doctor? Thank you
Hello Dita Amalia Dita,
Tuberculosis is a disease caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection mainly occurs in the pulmonary organs. However, tuberculosis can also occur in the extraparu like in the intestines, glands, bones, to the brain. Tuberculosis can be transmitted through cough droplets and sneezing sufferers in the air with close contact (continuous exposure). Not all people infected with tuberculosis bacteria will become ill with tuberculosis, tuberculosis more easily on children, elderly people, people who have weak immunity due to other diseases or the use of drugs that suppress the immune system.
Symptoms that are often found in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) are:
Chronic cough Blood cough Night sweating Weight loss Decreased appetite Shortness of breath Chest pain Fever without apparent cause The diagnosis of tuberculosis is through clinical symptoms, physical examination, and examination of acid-resistant bacteria in sputum samples. Besides other investigations such as chest x-rays, tuberculin tests, rapid molecular tests, IGRA, culture, can be done for certain cases. TB can be cured by administering a combination of antibiotics that are classified as anti-tuberculosis drugs (OAT) for a minimum period of 6 months.
The complaints that your father feels now have the following possibilities:
Caused by tuberculosis Caused by other diseases besides tuberculosis Caused due to side effects of tuberculosis treatment For pulmonary tuberculosis itself, the most common complications are pleural effusion and pneumothorax. If pulmonary tuberculosis spreads to other parts of the body and infects other organs, symptoms can occur like the following:
Joint damage: joint pains, swelling, joint deformities, stiff joints and limited movement Impairment of vision Disorders of the kidneys and liver To determine whether the complaints experienced by your father were caused by tuberculosis or because of other diseases, it should be checked directly with a doctor. Because, it is impossible to diagnose a disease without taking a history of the patient's complaints and illness and without conducting a physical examination directly on the patient. If it is caused by another disease, then the doctor can provide appropriate treatment that is regulated in such a way so that it can be consumed together with the patient's OAT. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.