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Re: What examinations, drugs or medications can be used for tuberculosis?

Date: Mon Apr 19 08:53:51 2004
Posted By: Shoaib Khan, Doctor, Dentistry & materials, Fatima Jinnah Dental Hospital
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1077985448.Me

Hello Huge,

Examinations for TB

- Chest X-ray: - Shows "miliary mottling"
- Culture of sputum, urine or  bone marrow.
- Tuberculin test.

Drugs used for the treatment of TB

- Streptomycin
- Isoniazid
- Rifampicin
- Pyrazinamide.

( Not mentioning the phases of treatments and regimens)

Genetic or family history does not play an important role directly, but 
can be one of the causative agent of spreading the disease. Way of 
spreading the infection are:
1. Direct droplet spread: from person to person by inhalation that have 
been coughed or sneezed into the atmosphere.

2. Indirect spread: Via dishes, clothing and other articles of daily use.

3. Via Ingested milk.

Thanking you
Dr. Shoaib

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