How to diagnose tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease. To catch them, you can close contact with a sick person. Koch's bacillus, so called agents of diseases transmitted by airborne droplets. The most common is the pulmonary form, but TB can infect other organs.
Instruction how to diagnose tuberculosis
The symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis are: prolonged cough, headache, night sweats, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, pain in the thoracic region, the loss of body weight. If you appear at least two signs of the disease, you should consult a doctor and start treatment promptly.
There extrapulmonary tuberculosis when mycobacteria settle on the mucosal tissue of the internal organs. There is a tuberculosis of bones and joints, skin, nervous system, urinary system, intestines. Symptoms of TB of the nervous system may be: increased intracranial pressure, cerebral edema, headache, excessive fatigue, apathy.
Tuberculosis of bones and joints causes pain and limitation of joint mobility, curvature of the spine, pain in the bones, fractures occur due to increased bone fragility.
Be careful, often confused with tuberculosis of the genitourinary system inflammation - in the early stages of this form of tuberculosis has no apparent symptoms. Joint consultation doctors can accurately diagnose the disease.
With the defeat of the intestine sticks Koch observed abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea. Urgently consult a doctor, otherwise it can happen intestinal obstruction and bleeding.
If there festering sores on the skin, it has changed its structure and color, increased lymph nodes, then consult a TB specialist and dermatologist. Most often, lupus occurs after contact with a sick person.
Eat well, keep sanitation rules, ventilate the room, because most likely to develop TB exists in people with weakened immune systems, the chronically ill, and those who for a long time is in close contact with the sick person.