Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  • Created by: Cammie
  • Created on: 20-05-13 11:56
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  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Bacteria is spread via droplet infection
  • Engulfed by macrophages
  • Enclosed in a tubercle
  • Temporarily dormant
  • Immunosuppression
  • Activates the bacteria
  • It is then released
  • It destroys the alveoli
  • This leads to scar tissue
  • This makes diffusion less efficent
  • Due to reduced surface area
  • Bacteria is then spread
  • To the organs etc.
  • Through the blood


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