The Sign Of TB Can Be Declared Cured?

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I have been treated for 6_7 months after the last month my TB germs were negative. can you recover from TB disease?

1 Answer:

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Pulmonary TB is an infectious disease of the lungs caused by bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. Transmission of these bacteria through droplets when coughing or sneezing. The risk of experiencing this disease increases in someone who lives in a house with poor lighting and air ventilation as well as people who have a decreased immune system (HIV and chronic diseases such as diabetes).

Complaints that arise in someone with pulmonary TB are:

1. Cough more than 3 weeks.

2. Coughing up phlegm and bleeding.

3. Shortness of breath.

4. Chest pain.

5. Fever, weakness, lethargy, decreased appetite and drastic weight loss.

To make the diagnosis, the doctor needs to do a sputum examination (AFB and culture) and chest X-rays.

The treatment given is anti-tuberculous drugs. Evaluation is carried out every 2 weeks for the first 1 month, and then every 1 month. What needs to be evaluated are:

1. Clinical or symptomatic improvement

2. Drug side effects

3. Compliance with taking medication

4. Laboratory of sputum at month 2 and month 6 or 9 of treatment.

5. Chest X-rays at month 2 and month 6 or 9 of treatment.

You have been on treatment for 6 months. Choice of category and length of treatment depends on the severity of the case. If you are a new case of pulmonary tuberculosis, then you will undergo treatment for 6 months with category I drugs. After the treatment is complete, an evaluation of clinical symptoms will be carried out, a sputum smear examination (SPS sputum sample is when the control comes, in the morning, when delivering the sputum sample Morning) and chest X-rays. The medicine will be stopped if the doctor's evaluation states you are cured.

I recommend that you return to control according to the schedule that the doctor determines so that the doctor can evaluate the treatment that you have been undergoing.

So, hopefully you can help.

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