TB or not TB

That is the question

What is TB?

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a type of bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • People at higher risk include those who have really weak immune systems and those who are exposed to the bacteria.
  • TB causes cavitation (necrosis of tissue) that expands to other tissues.

How to treat TB

  • Primary infection is asymptomatic; secondary includes fatigue, angia, weakness, and coughing which may include blood.
  • Some of the more severe complications include lung function damage, bone pain (spine, ribs, and joints), meningitis, kidney and/or liver malfunction, cardiac tamponade, and visual disturbances.
  • Treatment for active and latent TB both include the same medications but involve different regimens.

More Information

How The Body Reacts To Tuberculosis | MSF |