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    2/6/2013 Research Paper Tuberculosis Tuberculosis‚ also known as “The White Plague” is a very infectious disease. About 1/3 of the world’s population is believed to be infected with tuberculosis (around 2 billion people). Although numbers of tuberculosis cases are decreasing‚ the disease should still be taken very seriously. Mycobacterium is the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. It most commonly affects the lungs but if left untreated it can infiltrate the skin‚ bones and joints. Bone

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    respectively. Definition Pulmonary tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In many cases‚ M tuberculosis becomes dormant before it progresses to active TB. It most commonly involves the lungs and is communicable in this form‚ but may affect almost any organ system including the lymph nodes‚ CNS‚ liver‚ bones‚ genitourinary tract‚ and gastrointestinal tract. Etiology The development of TB requires infection by M tuberculosis and inadequate containment by the immune

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    Tuberculosis is a disease. The classic symptoms of active TB infection are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum‚ fever‚ night sweats‚ and weight loss (the latter giving rise to the formerly prevalent term "consumption"). Infection of other organs causes a wide range of symptoms. Diagnosis of active TB relies on radiology (commonly chest X-rays)‚ as well as microscopic examination and microbiological culture of body fluids. Diagnosis of latent TB relies on the tuberculin skin test (TST) and/or

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    Tuberculosis 4/30/2013 Bilbo-Coleman‚ Stephanie C. (Student) Researcher: Stephanie Bilbo-Coleman Age: 18 Major: Art Career Goals: Professional Artist Reason For topic: I never knew anyone personally of this condition but always heard about it. It made me curious of what this condition was actually was and what it does. I am interested into finding out about more of this condition and its history. Table of Contents Definition and History of Tuberculosis…..pg. 3

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    Tuberculosis [pic] Salena Nowak Physiology 22 Dr. Jennifer Gray April 15‚ 2008 Abstract Tuberculosis (TB) is an acute infectious disease. It is found primarily in the lungs‚ but is also seen in any tissue of the body. This disease has infected more than one third of the world’s population. Most cases are seen in African and European countries. Tuberculosis has killed more people than any other disease in history. Robert Koch was the person who

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    The Evolution of Tuberculosis Before the 20th century‚ there was little hope of survival for patients diagnosed with tuberculosis. The disease was considered impossible to fight and the only course of remedy was staying healthy by managing a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest (Goldberg et al.‚ 2012). In 1921‚ advancements in scientific research led to the development of the first vaccine‚ known as Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) (Lienhardt et al.‚ 2012). The discovery

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    spread from the lungs (“Tuberculosis”). A tuberculosis infection outside of the lungs is called extrapulmonary tuberculosis. In these instances‚ the kidney and bones are more commonly prone to infection. In the kidney‚ tuberculosis proposes little to no symptoms‚ but may destroy part of the kidney‚ which allows the infection to further spread to the bladder. Furthermore‚ if the body cannot conjure a strong enough cell-mediated immune response‚ a case of miliary tuberculosis may form‚ in which “a

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    Tuberculosis _ Epidemiology and Nursing Research. Concepts in Community & Public Health NRS427V November14‚ 2013 Tuberculosis _Epidemiology and Nursing Research. Communicable diseases occurs in every country regardless of urban‚ rural‚ or with socio economical diversities. In order to help in prevention and control of communicable diseases‚ locally‚ nationally and globally‚ nurses who are working with the public health system ‚ must have basic

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    Pulmonary Tuberculosis Pulmonary Tuberculosis Keante Parker HCS/457 May 23‚ 2011                 The following will discuss the Pulmonary Tuberculosis disease. Pulmonary tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs‚ but may spread to other organs (Pubmed Health‚ 20101. The efforts used to control Pulmonary Tuberculosis will be explained. The influence of lifestyles‚ socioeconomic status‚ and disease management will also be provided in the following. The gaps

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    Student number: 5184-122-3 Module: Unique number: Assignment: PPH4803 842542 01 TUBERCULOSIS IN NAMIBIA Contents i Pages 1 INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………….1 2 THE BURDEN OF TUBERCULOSIS IN NAMIBIA AND GLOBALLY………………………………………………………………………………………………...2 2.1 Tuberculosis situation in Namibia…………………………………….....................................................2 2.2 Tuberculosis situation in the world…………………....................................................................

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