Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis or also known as TBC is an infection caused by acid-fast bacilli smear abbreviated the full name of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Although TB can affect various organs of the body, but the the bacteria is most commonly attack the Lung organ. Primary infection occurs in person who previously have not been immune to M Tuberculosis
TB bacillus is inhaled through the respiratory tract into the lungs, then go back into bacillus lung and lymph channels of these TB bacillus spread throughout the body via the bloodstream.
Through the blood flow is spread TB bacillus every related organs.

How to know we are stricken with TB?
TB can be diagnosed through the assessment of clinical symptoms, physical examination, radiological or X-ray picture of pulmonary and clinical and bacteriological laboratory examination.
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Clinical symptoms are frequently observed in pulmonary tuberculosis is a cough that is not specific but progressive.
On physical examination, sometimes we can find a distinctive voice and depending on how extensive and how much lung tissue damage that occurs.
X-ray examination may show a wide range and can not be used as an absolute diagnostic picture of Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

In laboratory tests, increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate may indicate the currently active processes, but a normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate does not mean getting rid of the tuberculosis.

The discovery of a smear on Sputum, bronchial washings, gastric lavage, pleural fluid or lung tissue is very important for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis.
Often recommended for sputum examination 3 times for sputum taken in the morning.

Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis:

Treatment aims to cure, prevent
mortality, and recurrence.
Tuberculosis is the main drug Isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, streptomycin and ethambutol.
While this type of additional drugs commonly used are kanamycin, quinolones, makroloid and amoxicillin combined with clavulanate.
Treatment as a whole could reach 12 months(nusaindah.tripod.com/pulmonary-tubercolosis