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Description: Other types of tb and parts of body they affect

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Different types of tuberculosis
« on: November 03, 2016, 18:38:20 PM »
Parts of the body infected by tuberculosis include:

Tuberculosis meningitis: Brain
This is caused by the spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to the brain,
from another site in the body. The symptoms usually begin gradually.

Genitourinary TB: see also uterus tb below
In men, genital TB may present as epididymitis or a scrotal mass.
In women, genital Tb may mimic pelvic inflammatory disease.
This type of TB causes approximately 10% of sterility in women worldwide and approximately 1% in industrialized countries.

Gastrointestinal TB:
Any site along the gastrointestinal tract may become infected.

Tuberculosis lymphadenitis (scrofula): Lymph
The most common site is in the neck along the sternocleidomastoid muscle. It usually is unilateral. It usually is unilateral, with little or no pain. Advanced disease may suppurate and form a draining sinus

Cutaneous TB: TB of the skin

Several different types of cutaneous TB exist.
Direct infection of the skin or mucous membranes from an outside source of
mycobacteria results in an initial lesion called the tuberculous chancre

Uterus Ovarian TB:
Female genital organs are one of the common sites to be involved in women.
It is a chronic disease and bacteria may remain for long time
slowly destroying the organs. The disease may remain totally symptomless or may lead to pelvic pain,
Infertility may be caused even by early or minimal disease.

Other types of tuberculosis
« Last Edit: November 08, 2016, 16:21:43 PM by auntiebiotic »

 


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