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Tuberculosis

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Comment from: jo, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I never dreamed that I had tuberculosis. I was strong, felt healthy, and was doing a lot of sport. I had dry coughs and bled every time I brushed my teeth. My dentist said I had no gum problem, and my doctor said I had no reason to cough. One day after coughing I saw blood. I am now well. I was healed in 2003. I have no problem in breathing although 1/3rd of my lung does not function. My problem is that every day I spit yellow and cough. I sometimes choke if I swallow meat and must drink while eating, to get my food down. My doctor said he can do nothing about it.

Comment from: LIONEL77, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 10

I had tuberculosis (TB) in 2002 and I got treatment for 9 months. After a long time, doctor told me that I was infected again due to over smoking and asked me to start treatment. At present he is giving me AKT-4 for 2 months. Already he asked me to take liver function test only and the report is ok.

REFERENCES:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Decrease in Reported Tuberculosis Cases -- United States, 2009." MMWR 59.10 (2010): 289-294.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Updated Guidelines for Using Interferon Gamma Release Assays to Detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection -- United States, 2010." MMWR 59 (No. RR-5) June 25, 2010: 1-25.

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