Symptoms of tuberculosis is often confused with the usual manifestations of SARS. If you feel weak, tired quickly, your performance has declined significantly, do not guess, and immediately consult a doctor. Reinsurance is better once again because it can be cold, and fatigue syndrome, and tuberculosis.
Please note if you have shortness of breath, constant low-grade fever and cough. It is also a sign of tuberculosis.
Make sure that you do not have such alarming symptoms, such as sweating, sudden weight loss, tachycardia, swelling of the lymph nodes. In addition, if you feel chest pain, do not delay your visit to the hospital later. Pass the examination, submit to a blood test, go for x-rays. On the basis of all these manipulations and will be delivered accurate and correct diagnosis. Then the doctor will choose for you the best treatment.
The person with TB is emaciated. He pointed facial features, and plays on his cheeks flushed. In certain situations, due to the taper features of the person can become even more attractive. That face looks very aristocratic. But it is, unfortunately, a very unhealthy signal.
In schools and preschool institutions shall conduct periodic tuberculin. The doctor makes the children intradermal tuberculin skin test. This allows identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the body and in terms of infections to study the reactivity of the organism. Tuberculin is a biologically active drug which is prepared from filtrates of live bacteria. Widespread Diaskintest and Mantoux test.
Take regular x-rays of the chest, is the easiest way to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis.
In tuberculosis of bones and joints you will notice the appearance of pain in the affected areas. In addition, there may be pathological fractures and reduced mobility.
Watch your digestion. Frequent constipation, abdominal pain, discharge of blood during defecation may indicate tuberculosis of the digestive tract.
If your skin appeared seals and nodules, increasing in size, break it and go outside, in appearance resembling white curd, there is a danger that you have tuberculosis of the skin.
Advice 2 : How to identify tuberculosis
Tuberculosis remains a socially significant disease. Despite medical advances, the incidence of this infection remains high. For TB detection developed and implemented a system of preventive examinations.
For the detection of tuberculosis in children in preschool institutions and schools have developed and implemented a periodic tuberculin. It is conducted by the method of intradermal tuberculin tests and allows to detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the body of the child, and also to study the reactivity of the organism in conditions of infection. Tuberculin is a biological active product obtained from the filtrates of live bacteria. The most common intradermal Mantoux test and Diaskintest.
In the absence of hyperemia and infiltration within 72 hours Mantoux test is negative. In the presence of papules up to 4 mm is questionable. And positive if the wheal is greater than 5 mm in diameter. With a positive Mantoux test, the child is sent to a specialized hospital, where he is put on the account and conduct further research infection. Spend Diaskintest, which allows to avoid false positive results. Such reaction is possible if the baby has antibodies following contact with patients with tuberculosis or BCG vaccination. When conducting Decintact introduced synthetic proteins, specific to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This method is most reliable to diagnose the presence of the pathogen in the body.
Adults have routinely performed chest x-rays of the chest. This examination are persons who seek medical assistance. Sellers, educators, teachers and health workers, i.e. those categories of citizens who by the nature of its activities dealing with a large number of people are subject to regular fluorography. Using this method yourself you need to apply in the case of persistent fever, cough and blood appearing in the sputum.
In case of detection of suspicious sites on the images, the person can be directed to the tuberculosis clinic to conduct bacteriological tests. Material for detection of mycobacteria is sputum, urine, washings of the bronchi or stomach. The study used biological sample, microscopy and culture method. With the help of a biological sample set, the presence of even a single bacteria is the most sensitive method. The culture test allows to obtain pure culture of bacteria and to determine its sensitivity to antibiotics. After confirming the diagnosis the patient is prescribed treatment.