What Is The Final Stage Of Treatment For Pulmonary TB?
Doc, I’m currently undergoing pulmonary TB treatment. I have entered the 7th month and will do a final inspection. But it was difficult to get the time because it collided with my work hours and doctor’s practice hours. So what are the final stages of inspection? Do only X-ray of the lungs? Or is there another examination that requires me to meet directly with the doctor? thank you
Thank you for the question.
TB (TB, tuberculosis) is caused by a type of bacterial microorganism, called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. To eradicate the presence of M. tuberculosis from the body, TB sufferers are required to take a combination of antibiotics (OAT, anti-TB drugs) for at least 6 months. During this period of treatment, doctors often recommend that you undergo control to evaluate your body's responsiveness to the treatment given. From this, it can be seen, whether the treatment needs to be continued, stopped, changed, or perhaps extended in duration.
Evaluation of the treatment of TB patients needs to be done by involving a comprehensive examination, such as:
Improvement of clinical symptoms of sufferers
Supporting examinations, such as phlegm test, x-rays, and so on
Investigations to evaluate TB treatment may be done without having to meet directly with a doctor. However, to monitor the improvement of clinical symptoms, of course the doctor must examine you directly right?
Therefore, it is better for you to coordinate again with a doctor or a doctor of internal medicine who routinely treats you so that the best solution related to your problem is found, yes. If possible, you can also ask for more work time from your boss, so that your illness can be sure to heal more optimal.
I hope this helps.