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Pulmonary Tuberculosis

What is Pulmonary Tuberculosis?

Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a serious bacterial infection that affects a person’s lungs. It can further spread to other organs of the body also.

What causes Pulmonary Tuberculosis?

Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a contagious disease that is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacterium easily spreads from an infected person to other person by breathing in air droplets from the cough or sneeze of infected person.Older people, infants and people with weak immune system are at higher risk of falling prey to Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

What are the symptoms of Pulmonary Tuberculosis?

The various symptoms of Pulmonary Tuberculosis may include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Consistent fever that may include low-grade fever
  • Night sweats& chills
  • Pain in chest
  • Loss of appetite and weight
How can Pulmonary Tuberculosis be treated?

Pulmonary Tuberculosis can be treated by taking TB medications. You may need to take these medications for a longer duration of time.