How To Deal With Intestinal TB?
Malem wants to ask what is meant in the article:
Hi Andi Arsad,
Thank you for the question.
Intestinal tuberculosis or TB peritonitis is a disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the digestive tract, or more precisely in the abdominal space or what is called the peritoneum. In general, tuberculosis infects the lung organs, but in some cases these germs can infect other organs, such as the lining of the lung or pleura, lymph nodes, and intestines.
Symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis are similar to symptoms in other intestinal diseases, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea or difficult bowel movements, bloody bowel movements, as well as fever, weight loss, and body chills or night sweats. To diagnose it, the doctor will usually dig a history of complaints, conduct physical examinations, and supporting examinations such as taking a blood test, taking fluids in the event of a buildup of fluid in the stomach, and TB bacterial tests, or CT scans. High levels of leukocytes are not a cause of the emergence of the disease, but rather as a sign of disease, and high leukocytes can indicate an infection in the body.
Basically, the treatment of intestinal tuberculosis is the same as pulmonary tuberculosis in general, namely by using OAT or Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs. This OAT is a combination pill of several types of antibiotics to kill tuberculosis germs that are consumed for 6 months.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully your sister gets better soon.