Tuberculosis

Human Disease

what is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is a contagious human disease that affects the Respiratory system, Urinary system, and/or the nervous system.


Caused ?

Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria that spreads from person to person through microscopic droplets released into the air.

There are two types of Tuberculosis?

Latent Tuberculosis: Is inactive state meaning it is dormant but present in the body

Active Tuberculosis: it can spread through out the body


signs and symptoms (Active TB)

Cough

Unintentional weigh loss

Fatigue

Fever

Night sweats

Chills

Loss of appetite

Chest pain

treatments and drugs

Common medication for treating tuberculosis are:

Isoniazid

Rifampin

Ethambutol

Pyrazinamide (Myambutol)


Medication (but treating TB takes much longer than treating other types of bacterial infections)