Tuberculosis Symptoms, Transmission, and Diagnosis
What are some typical tuberculosis symptoms?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease which mainly affects the lungs, but can also attack the spine, brain, alimentary canal, kidneys and other parts of the human anatomy. The signs and symptoms very much depends on the organ that is affected.
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Symptoms of Tuberculosis
Transmission of Tuberculosis
Air is the carrier of this disease and normally this happens when an infected person, an active carrier of TB of the lungs, sneezes or coughs, thereby passing on the bacteria to a healthy person, who may get infected.
The tubercle bacilli reach the terminal air spaces in the lungs, if the hosts immune system is not strong. Here, the bacilli multiply but may be controlled in the lungs by the body's white blood cells.
Sometimes, infected white cells carry the bacteria to the lymph nodes and from there to the blood stream. This can lead to manifestation of disease in other parts of the body.
Is Tuberculosis Contagious?
Is tuberculosis contagious? Yes, but also no. While tuberculosis of the lungs and throat is infectious, tuberculosis of the kidney or spine is not infectious.
Also, there is a difference between latent tuberculosis and active tuberculosis, which are two main forms of the disease. Latent tuberculosis is not contagious because it has not yet become a full blown infection.
Active tuberculosis, on the other hand, is the stage of TB which is very contagious and persons with this form of the disease can spread it to other people who are nearby. Persons with active TB thus must be isolated.
If a persons immune system is weak, latent tuberculosis could turn into active tuberculosis. This commonly takes place among AIDS patients, whose immunity have been compromised and are not strong enough to fight the infection.
Generally, the spread of disease and transmission of tuberculosis happens when infected persons spend time with family, friends and others in their environment.
When the typical tuberculosis symptoms are present, the contraction of the disease can be confirmed via a formal diagnosis. Here are some pointers of tuberculosis diagnosis.
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