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Is Tuberculosis Hereditary
No.: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease, caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is not genetic. However, if a woman has TB while pregnant, it is possible for her fetus to become infected in utero. Though extremely rare, TB can reach the baby through the placenta or infected amniotic fluid. Exposure to the mother's respiratory secretions after birth can also transmit TB to the newborn.See 2 more doctor answers
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Koch's spine is the tuberculosis of the spine which happens due to infection. But how a person gets infected? What may be the reasons? Is it hereditary?
No hereditary: Tuberculosis of spine is consider as potts disease/ spine. Tuberculosis of spine is not hereditary disease. Once person get primarily infected with mycobacterial tuberculosis, they can get this disease via spread to vertebrae, more common at thoracic spine.
MycobacteriumTubercu: Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria MycobacteriumTuberculi Most of the time it affects Lungs but can infect other organs like Lymph Glands, kidneys and the spine. It can really affect other organs rarely bones, brain and Gastrointinal System Needs to be treated with multiple antibiotics for several months And it is very contagious
Tuberculosis: Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection. Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left untreated, 5-10% develop TB disease. Crowded, poor environmental condition, poor nutritional status enhance transmission. A slow killing disease, can affect every human organ, if untreated causes death. 3-4 meds needed for minimum 9 months for cure.
TB: The tuberculosis bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection and TB disease. Treatment for both entails taking antibiotics for a significant period.
Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibiotics are used for 6-9 months, and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the infection. Tb is a notoriously slow dividing bacteria, and this slow growth is the reason it takes so long for a TB infection to be treated.See 1 more doctor answer
Its depends: Two types of tuberculosis (TB) exist. Each requires a specialist. Active TB often leads to fevers, cough, weight loss, weakness & night sweats. This type of TB is serious, highly contagious & requires several antibiotics to be taken for months. Fortunately active TB is a rare infection in the USA. Latent TB is more common, causes no symptoms, but it still requires an antibiotic for 6 to 9 months.See 1 more doctor answer
Latent and active TB: Latent Tuberculosis iwhen you have been exposed to the Toberculosis Bacteria in the past and that did not result in active disease. It is called Primary complex which heals. But it makes PPD skin test Positive Active Tuberculosis is when the disease is active with symptoms like cough, fever, night sweats, expectoraton and weight loss, Sputum culture is positive&Rrays is positive. Is contagious&needsRxSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial infection: TB is an infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The most common location of infection is in the lungs and is manifested by cough with sputum, low grade fever and weight loss. TB can spread to other organs too if left untreated. Chest xray, serologic testing or sputum culture are means to diagnose. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!See 1 more doctor answer