Is Extrapulmonary TB Contagious?
Mlm ,. My younger sibling has TB outside the lungs, if it’s not wrong with TB in the lung sac, my brother has finished suctioning his lungs, he said there is fluid, is TB contagious?
TB is an infection caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can infect various organs in the body, such as the lungs, brain, bones, lymph nodes. From the situation your sister has, extra pulmonary tuberculosis can cause a pleural effusion. Pleural effusion is a condition in which fluid forms in the lining of the lung / lung bag. One of these fluids can be caused by TB infection. To determine with certainty, usually necessary suction action and then the liquid is examined in the laboratory.
Pleural effusion due to TB is usually an extension of TB infection in the lungs (but TB infection can only affect the lining of the lung). TB outside the lungs can also spread to other people through the airways such as breathing air or saliva splashes.
Therefore, it is recommended that your younger siblings take TB treatment according to the advice of an internal medicine specialist, so that transmission can stop. Usually after doing TB treatment for several months there is no transmission.
here is an article that you can read about tuberculosis
may be useful. thank you