What is Tuberculosis?
What body systems are affected?
What happens to the body systems?
- The respiratory system becomes infected in the lungs. The person who is infected will experience pain in their chest and will start coughing up blood and a yellow-green sputum (which is a secretion produced by infected lungs).
- The skeletal system mostly becomes affected in children. The vertebrae in the spinal cord, which holds the body's structure, begin to collapse and this results in paralysis in one or both legs.
- The part of the urinary system that becomes infected are the kidneys. These organs help filter blood, but now they are painful and may cause the person to urinate frequently and have high fevers.
- When the cortex is infected it results in a psychotic reaction. This includes hallucinations, slurred speech and interrupted thought process.
How does Tuberculosis arise?
Who is the target population?
Signs and Symptoms
- Chest pain
- Coughing up sputum (yellow-green fluid your lungs secrete when they're infected)
- Loss of interest in food (which can lead to extreme weight loss)
- Night sweats
- Skin infections
How is Tuberculosis diagnosed?
What is the treatment?
What is the prognosis for someone with Tuberculosis?
My Connection to Tuberculosis
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