MCU Examination Results And Whether Pulmonary TB Is Contagious?
Hello, I’m Dede Fentika, 23 years old, BB 43 TB 159
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Pulmonary TB is an infectious disease of the lungs caused by the bacterium mycobacterium tuberculosa. Patients who experience this disease will complain of cough with phlegm accompanied by blood that has been more than 3 weeks, where the cough can not heal with regular antibiotics. In addition, patients can also complain of chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, especially at night to sweat, decreased appetite and drastic weight loss that is not known why.
The bacteria that cause TB can be easily transmitted through coughing or sneezing which contains bacteria. Bacteria like moist environments and lack of lighting. So that transmission easily occurs in densely populated environments, especially with people who are one-bedroom with sufferers.
Bacteria can attack any part of the body. Generally, in patients with pulmonary TB who have low immunity, bacteria easily spread to other body organs through blood vessels and lymph vessels.
This disease requires long treatment, which is 6 months, by taking anti-TB drugs (OAT). Medication must be consumed every day. If treatment is not done or done but is not regular or incomplete, then the patient can easily experience complications that cause death. For more information, you can read this article.
As for the conclusions based on the results of your chest X-ray examination, state that there is a history of pulmonary TB disease that currently bacteria do not cause disease. Generally this happens to someone who has finished consuming OAT and has been declared cured by the treating doctor. However, the examination results must be matched with clinical data from medical interviews and physical examinations by doctors, and must also be matched with the results of other supporting examinations, such as sputum smear examination and routine blood. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you consult first with a lung specialist.
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