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PROJECT-AWARENESS OF TB

On 8th Apr 2017, Dr Jaskirat Singh and Harjit Singh from RNTCP, Govt Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh spoke about prevention and cure of TB. Dr Jaskirat Singh said that TB is of two types, one is when one gets blocked chest with bulgum in which cough goes on for more than two weeks and other TB is which occurs in any part of the body. Both type of TB are curable. It is important to take full course of medicine. The typical symptoms of active TB variably includes cough, phlegm, chest pain, weakness, weight loss, fever, chills and sweating at night.

Dr Vineet Makkar told to thirty children and thirty adults who were present about the importance of ensuring that every mother has good diet so that they have good health as they have to look after the family. They were told that it is important to give good diet to the girl child. She also stressed upon the importance of washing hands before meals especially between the hands as most of the germs come from there.

The audience asked various questions about their problems. Dr Makkars answered all the question to the satisfaction all.

. A person with active pulmonary TB disease may spread TB to others by airborne transmission of infectious particles coughed into the air

Types of Tuberculosis

They have been categorized into two types.

Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis.

Pulmonary Tuberculosis is an endemic infection that involves the lungs. It is further divided into following types.

Primary Tuberculosis Pneumonia: Associated symptoms include coughing and high fever. It can also be witnessed in patients with HIV/AIDS.

Miliary TB: It occurs due to a presence of bacteria in the blood stream. It spreads briskly.

Latent TB Infection: This infection can be detected through tuberculin skin test.

Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis: It is usually seen in immunocompromised patients. There are several types and they include:

Tuberculosis Meningitis

Osteal Tuberculosis

Lymph Node Disease

Renal Tuberculosis

Adrenal Tuberculosis.

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