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Stephanie Trier

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Stephanie Trierweiler What is tuberculosis? Extremely prevalent, potentially fatal Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Effect Attacks the lungs Lymph nodes, bones, brain Primary infection Active disease Reactivation Spread Air-borne Sexually transmitted Most likely to be affected Symptoms Cough Loss of energy Poor appetite/ loss of weight Mucus Night sweats Treatment Surgery is rare Medication: 6-9 months Chest x-rays / Skin tests Stages 10% develop 15% develop in other organs Sources http://www.cdc.gov/tb/statistics/default.htm http://www.medicinenet.com/tuberculosis/article.htm http://www.keepkidshealthy.com/welcome/infectionsguide/tuberculosis.html http://human-infections.suite101.com/article.cfm/three_types_of_tuberculosis_infection http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/tuberculosis.htm http://iai.asm.org/cgi/content/full/69/7/4195 http://www.emedicinehealth.com/tuberculosis/page6_em.htm#Tuberculosis%20Treatment 1/3 of world's population Latent infection
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