Treatment For MDR TB?
I am amazed that my father did not cough and never had tuberculosis. Suddenly stated positive mdr. My father didn’t cough, he didn’t lose weight. What should I do
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. MDR TB or multi-drug resistant TB is a dangerous form of tuberculosis because the bacteria are resistant or resistant to the two strongest anti-tuberculosis drugs, namely isoniazid and rifampin. This occurs because many past tuberculosis treatments were incomplete and the patient felt better after several weeks of treatment, thus forming new, stronger bacteria.
Apart from that, other factors that increase a person's risk for developing MDR TB are being in the same environment as people with MDR TB, lack of availability of TB drugs, poor quality of drugs, and the wrong administration of drugs.
Regarding your father's case, there are two possibilities, that your father did not have MDR TB, or had MDR TB. The possibility of not getting it was obvious because, for the reasons you mentioned, your father did not show the typical symptoms of tuberculosis with prolonged cough and weight loss. So that maybe your father's condition was caused by something else. We cannot help to list the possibilities because you did not include the complaint your father felt until he was first examined.
Then regarding the possibility of your father getting MDR TB even though there are no symptoms, this is also possible. Because 'symptoms' are a manifestation of immunity. Coughing, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, all of these are the body's way of removing objects that are considered foreign from the body, including bacteria and viruses. When a person has decreased immunity, including the elderly or suffering from certain diseases, he may experience a condition where the symptoms are not supportive.
So to distinguish this, in the case of tuberculosis, several supporting tests are usually held, including a sputum sample test, chest X-ray, Mantoux test and IGRA blood test. If the result is positive, then even if there are no symptoms, it could be declared tuberculosis by your doctor's assessment. Conversely, if the result is negative, even though the cough symptoms may be acquired, other possibilities should be considered.
Therefore, what you have to do is ask your doctor, or anyone who sentenced your father to be positive for MDR TB, about what is the basis for making the diagnosis, what made your father said to have TB disease. And if it turns out that there is clear evidence, you should follow the treatment process recommended by the pulmonologist for your father. Of course apart from that, your father must support it with a good lifestyle by staying away from stress, cigarette smoke, consuming more water, and eating nutrient-rich foods. Hopefully your father will get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa