World Tuberculosis Day

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World Tuberculosis Day

Every year 24th march is observed as world TB day worldwide. Lets create awareness regarding the decades old disease.

TB is infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria.

Symptoms: weight loss within few weeks, cough for more than two weeks, night sweating, evening fever etc.

Types: TB is categorised into pulmonary and extra pulmonary TB. Pulmonary TB means TB of lung and extra pulmonary TB is TB of other organs.

Diagnosis: –

-Sputum examination

-X-ray chest

-Gene expert

-CT chest

-ESR etc

Treatment:

Treatment of TB depends on the category of the disease, wether it is category l (all newly diagnosed cases),

category ll (Treatment failure, defaulter and 2nd or 3rd time TB) or category lV (Resistant TB).

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