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Warn - Tuberculosis is an infectious disease

May 24th 2014 at 2:54 AM

People who have undergone organ transplants and are given immunosuppressive drugs Who are taking certain medications that address arthritis and psoriasis Presence or travel to areas with a high incidence of TB, such as South Africa, India, China, Mexico, and some East Asian countries. Presence on a daily basis with an infected person; Therefore, care must be taken to wear a muzzle, and wash your hands frequently when touching the personal belongings of the injured.

Diagnosis is the work of two tests of a person likely injury, namely: Skin examination: is injected through the skin in the area of the bottom of the arm of a liquid substance called (tuberculin), then examine the interaction taking place in the region after two to three days of injection. If there is a bulge, swelling, or congeal in the area of the injection, is measured by the size, the longer the test is positive if the size is greater than or equal to 10 mm, which means the presence of bacteria causing tuberculosis.

Blood test: and has the symbol (IGRAs) and measures the interaction of the body with the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, and in the case of the emergence of positive results of these tests, the diagnosis is confirmed by conducting other tests to determine disease activity. Other tests to determine disease activity: Clinical examination (signs and symptoms) X-ray examination (x-ray). Sputum examination to determine the presence of bacteria it Verification of the presence of a family history of tuberculosis infection

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