The Cause Of Empyema In Pulmonary TB Sufferers?
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Pulmonary TB infection is an infection of the lungs caused by the entry of Mycobacterium tuberculosa pathogenic microorganisms. Patients with pulmonary tuberculosis can cause symptoms such as long coughing, coughing up blood, spasms, weight loss, or fever.
Patients with TB infection are confirmed by diagnosis through the doctor's diagnosis through the interview, physical examination, and supporting examination in the form of sputum examination, or radiological examination. If the diagnosis of pulmonary TB is upheld, then the doctor will plan the treatment of TB for the next 6 months.
Some TB cases can cause other complications, such as glandular TB, bone TB, intestinal TB, empyema, or pulmonary hypertension.
Under certain conditions, TB patients may experience complications of pus accumulation in the pleura / empyema (which is usually confirmed by CT scan), causing complaints of increased tightness and complaints of increased coughing, or possibly chest pain so that TB patients with empyema require further treatment either in the form of antibiotics until medical action.
In connection with your question, as stated above, if the results of a CT scan give an indication of the presence of empyema, then this condition is likely a complication of pulmonary TB infection. Thus, treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis can be continued and pus fluid evaluated to the extent of the risk to the patient. If the implications of extensive empyema cover the pleura and affect your respiratory system, then medical treatment can be done either thoracostomy, VATS, until open decortication. However, all of this depends on the results of your pulmonary doctor's evaluation, because the doctor knows more about your clinical condition and knows the prognosis of TB empyema. Therefore, discuss with your lung doctor, and you can continue your pulmonary plan to help you prevent the risk of complications of the empyema itself.
What you can do during the treatment and treatment period is
1. avoid physical fatigue
2. Use a mask, especially if you work in a dusty environment
3. increase your stamina with a healthy lifestyle and consumption of healthy foods
4. do exercise according to your doctor's instructions
Thus the info we can convey.