Symptoms of tuberculosis
Symptoms of infection tuberculosis include :
An uninfected person may breathe infected droplets into their lungs and grow infected.
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Treatment and Care
Treatment usually takes several months.
Because drug-resistant tuberculosis is highly challenging to treat, preventing the disease is essential.
Prevention measures include assuring that people who have tuberculosis take all of the medicine prescribed to them and are treated with the correct medication.
However, this number is much higher when also has the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
About 17% of people with TB infection and HIV infection may die.
Tuberculosis infection is more harmful to very young children because they are more likely to have severe complications from TB, such as TB meningitis.
Is there a tuberculosis vaccine?
Basil Calmette-Guerin Vaccine is used as a vaccination,
This vaccine does not protect children from pulmonary disease caused by bacteria, nor does it prevent TB infection from disease.
However, it prevents some severe symptoms of TB in children.
The vaccine is not usually used in adults, and in children, the vaccine does not prevent the spread of the condition.
The Basil Calmette-Guerin vaccine has been in use so far. However, several researchers are working to develop a more effective TB vaccine.
In countries with some cases of TB, the Basil Calmette-Guerin vaccine is given to children shortly after they are born.
However, children with HIV infection are not advised to take the vaccine.
In countries with very few tuberculosis cases, children may be suggested to get the vaccine if they are likely to be shown to have TB, such as by living in a home with an adult with an active TB infection.
A blood test to help diagnose tuberculosis is...
Each test involves taking a blood sample that is then stimulated with a group of antigens (proteins) found in the bacteria that cause TB.