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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
They have been categorized
into two types.
Pulmonary Tuberculosis is an endemic
infection that involves the lungs. It is further divided
into following types.
Pneumonia: Associated symptoms include coughing and high
fever. It can also be witnessed in patients with
Miliary TB: It occurs due to a
presence of bacteria in the blood stream. It spreads
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:
Lymph Node Disease
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