Tuberculosis Management

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Tuberculosis (TB) One of the major bacterial infections that bother the world of medicine is Tuberculosis (TB). TB is caused by Streptococcus (Group B Streptococcus) as the major bacterium though there are other types of bacteria that are known to cause the various type of TB. These various types of bacteria that cause TB are complex to deal with since they pass genes to the next strains and become resistant to drugs. The other strains include Escherichia coli, Helicobacter pylori, Campylobacter jejuni among others (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, 2011). The most common complications that come with TB are a cough that lasts for more than two weeks, loss of weight, fever, heavy night sweats, fatigue and loss of appetite (TB Alert, 2005). There are basically three categories of TB infections. There is the dormant TB where the person is infected by the TB but does not show the symptoms. This may be so until the immune system is compromised due to some infections like HIV or cancer. The second type is the active TB which comes with all the possible symptoms of TB. Then there is the drug resistant TB that is more resilient to the medications that one may be subjected to yet the symptoms are also fully raised. In the contemporary medical researches, man is the only known reservoir for the bacteria that causes TB and inhabits this host before it is passed from one person to another (Roma Lighthouse, 2012). The disease is spread from one person to another
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