Tuberculosis : Symptoms And Symptoms, Diagnosis / Prognosis, And Diagnosis

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In the United States there is a population of over 321 million and of that 9,421 people are affected by the attack in the air. The attack in the air is called Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis, known as TB, is caused by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis, according to the Center for Disease Control. TB is an infectious disease that is spread through the air from one person to another person, close contact with a person with active TB would cause a risk for infection. The risk comes from microscopic droplets that released in the air by an infected tuberculosis patient that coughs, sneezes, spits, or laughs. There are many things to consider when discussing tuberculosis such as types, signs and symptoms, diagnosis/prognosis, treatment,…show more content…
Tuberculosis disease is what causes the infected to become sick with the signs and symptoms of TB. A risk for most people who become infected with tuberculosis is being infected with the drug-resistant type. The some tuberculosis bacteria has become immune to the antibiotics used to treat people with the disease. There is an increase of fatality due to this disease if a person has contracted the drug resistant bacteria. There are many signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis. Some symptoms of Tuberculosis disease is fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, coughing up blood, bloody sputum, a bad cough that is persistent for more than 3 weeks, pain in the chest. The most prominent symptom of Tuberculosis is a productive cough that produces blood. TB usually attacks the lungs but can affect any part of the body. Depending on what part of the body that the tuberculosis affects it has different symptoms such as if TB affects the kidneys there may be blood in urine output. If the kidney are targeted they become weakened and are not able to function properly. If tuberculosis affects the spine there may be back pain and back stiffness. Those affected by tuberculosis usually have most of the signs and symptoms of TB. Those who are infected with tuberculosis have a weakened immune system and are susceptible to other disease and easily contract virus and infections. According to the Mayo Clinic there are a few ways to detect tuberculosis. A physical exam, a skin test,
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