Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis

Diagnosis of tuberculosis is done by taking the biological specimen from the patient. Other tests are conducted to identify latent tuberculosis or active tuberculosis. Other tests include chest x-ray, sputum sample, blood tests. Most common diagnostic test is PPD tuberculin test in which small amount of bacteria is extracted. Direct observation therapy treatment provides a health care professional to look medication till the course is completed. People with low immune system get affected by active tuberculosis. If not treated well it affects the total lungs and cause complication in the body. Nucleic acid amplification test and adenosine deaminase test allow fast curing of TB.  Treatments include medication, chemoprophylaxis decrease the risk of occurring of active tuberculosis in latent tuberculosis patients. Vaccination and prevention are the best way to stay away from tuberculosis.


  • Precautions of tuberculosis
  • Vaccination
  • Microbiological studies
  • Radiography
  • Immunological test

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