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Pulmonary TB relapse is the condition when the patient becomes culture negative (becomes well) during treatment but becomes positive (becomes ill) again after the completion of treatment.

Most of the TB relapse occurs within the first 6–12 months of the completion of therapy treatment. (1)

Also called: TB reinfection

- Risk is high in HIV-positive patients and those who have latent TB.
- It leads to recurrence of TB.
- Developing countries are at high risk.
- There are limited treatment options.

Causes are exogenous infection with a new strain, treatment failure, renal failure, substance abuse, patients with drug-resistant TB, systemic diseases, smoking, malnutrition, and MDR-TB in first episode.

Symptoms:

Self-Diagnosable
The common symptoms include a bad cough that lasts for three weeks or longer.

People may experience
Pain area - Chest
Coughing up blood or sputum
Weakness
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Fever
Sweating at night

Treatment

Self-Care: Do not smoke, take medicine correctly on time, avoid getting in contact with TB patients, and have a regular checkup and a nutritious diet.

Medications: Prescribed by doctors

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Sumant Mantri

Dr. Sumant Mantri

DNB- Respiratory Diseases, FCCP (USA)

Pulmonologist

24+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Ramana Prasad

Dr. Ramana Prasad

MBBS, D.T.CD, CCEBDM, FCCP

Pulmonologist

23+ years exp

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Pulmonologist

Dr. Raghu Kanth

Dr. Raghu Kanth

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma (CMC Vellore)

Pulmonologist

6+ years exp

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