Preparation For Tuberculosis Examination?

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Does it take a week to diagnose the patient if he has tuberculosis? While the patient is a bit unsettled/stressed, he has rogsen and a sputum lab

1 Answer:

Hi Jackie,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

TB (Tuberculosis, TB) is often characterized by a chronic cough (more than 2 weeks) with productive sputum, sometimes accompanied by blood. This disease arises due to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is an acid-fast bacterium that can be transmitted very easily through splashes of mucus that come out of the patient's respiratory tract, for example when the patient coughs, sneezes, or spits carelessly. In addition to coughing, TB patients generally will also experience low-grade fever, frequent sweating, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, decreased appetite, chest pain, shortness of breath, and so on.

TB treatment is carried out by administering anti-TB drugs (OAT), which is a combination of antibiotics consumed for at least 6 months. Consumption of this drug is certainly not without risk. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a proper and mature diagnosis before starting OAT therapy. In addition, often the symptoms of TB can be very similar to the symptoms of other diseases, for example chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer, ARI (acute respiratory infection), pleurisy, and so on. So, the administration of OAT therapy can't be decided hastily, right?

How long it takes for a TB diagnosis to be established can certainly vary, depending on the clinical symptoms shown by the patient, available examination facilities, and so on. However, a good doctor will certainly provide the best for his patient's recovery. The trick, not only provides FAST therapy, but also RIGHT. So, you should consult directly with the doctor who examined you so that he can find out the right treatment for your complaint.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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