Tuberculosis : Causes And Treatment Of Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis, also known by the abbreviation “TB”, is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria usually attacks the lungs, but tuberculosis bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Although tuberculosis has not been a major concern in recent years; the disease is now increasing and there are now multiple drug resistant strains that have emerged that many believe may be a massive risk to society with the necessity of routine screenings and new vaccines. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the cause of tuberculosis in humans. The only known carrier of this particular bacterium is humans. Mycobacterium bovis is the etiologic agent of TUBERCULOSIS that’s found in cows but found rarely in humans, but…show more content…
When TUBERCULOSIS occurs outside your lungs, signs and symptoms vary according to the organs involved. For example, tuberculosis of the spine may give you back pain, and tuberculosis in your kidneys might cause blood in your urine. The Department of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology at Aarhus University Hospital has released a study on an interferon-gamma release assay test that has performed well in routine screening for tuberculosis. A positive interferon-gamma release assay, also known as IGRA, is regarded proof of latent mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. They concluded an evaluation of the IGRA test “T-SPOT:T3” to test its performance during clinical routine use by analyzing the positivity rate and odds, as well as the effect of the season and sensitivity. The T-Spot. tuberculosis performs well in routine screening prior to TNFα treatment as well as in control investigation procedures. Furthermore, it is a useful diagnostic aid in low-incidence settings. Test performance is influenced by the age of the patient and by the season of the year in which the test is performed, but mostly in terms of the occurrence of inconclusive results. In majority of inclusive cases, a subsequent test can provide a conclusive result. One false negative result was recorded. Therefore, a negative T-SPOT. Tuberculosis should never overrule the judgment of
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