Notes On Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB)

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  • Created on: 02-01-13 11:18
  • An infectious disease caused by a bacterium callled MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS
  • Symptoms: cough with chest pains, tiredness, no appetite, weight loss, blood in cough
  • Transmitted by coughs as it is a DROPLET INFECTION
  • Bacteria are breathed in & invade cells of alveoli & bronchioles. Here they multiply to form a lump called  TUBERCLES where the bacteria remain alive but dormant.
  • Tubercles stimulate an INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE resulting…


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