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Pleuropulmonary Tuberculosis: Frequency of Occurrence and Treatment

About


Pleuropulmonary Tuberculosis reaches beyond the lungs and to the heart.

In 2017, 9000 people in the US were affected by Tuberculosis [1]



-Requires medical diagnosis if you have a consistent fever, prolonged cough, and sudden weight loss.
-Can happen to men as well as women. However, men are more prone to this disease more than women.


Pleuropulmonary Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a contagious disease and can spread through a cough or sneeze of an infected person. People who come in contact with infected people can get a lung infection. It usually affects infants, old people and people with a weakened immune system. Nevertheless, the treatment of inactive or active TB is essential.


Symptoms


- Fever
- Coughing
- Body issues like chest pain, weight loss, loss in appetite, body aches, trouble in breathing and night sweats.


Treatment


Medications: In the case of latent tuberculosis, you may need to consume only one kind of TB drug. However, in the case of Active Tuberculosis, you may need more than one TB drug. These drugs include Rifampin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, and Ethambutol. The duration of the Tuberculosis treatment may go up to 20 months.

Specialists: If the symptoms begin to show, you should immediately consult a Respiratory Physician or Pulmonologist. At mfine, we provide you with the best doctors. Contact us for a complete treatment programme.

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