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Tuberculosis

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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Tuberculosis

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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Tuberculosis

 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....

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Tuberculosis

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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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

The causative agent of tuberculosis, resides primarily in human macrophages. Discuss the mechanisms by which this organism resists the potent antibacterial activities of macrophages to establish and maintain an infection. Tuberculosis is one of the most serious infections in the world, killing almost 3 million people worldwide annually. Thus, it is important to understand how this mycobacterium is pathogenic and the defence mechanisms it has in order to try and manage this potentially fatal...

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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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Epidemiology.Research. Tuberculosis

 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...

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Tuberculosis and Body

Tuberculosis (also known as "TB") is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis which infects white blood cells. It mainly infects the lungs, although it can affect other organs as well. TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The bacteria are put into the air when a person with active TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs or sneezes. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected. When a person breathes in TB bacteria, the bacteria can...

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The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis

The purpose of this paper is to discuss tuberculosis (TB), provide a clinical description, and discuss the determinants of health in relation to TB and the role and tasks of the community health nurse in regards to the disease. Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium that usually affects the victim’s lungs and is spread through the air. TB spreads from one community or country to another as people travel or through immigration to new areas. Today’s modern world of...

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Background of Study(Tuberculosis)

fatal like cancer, stroke and tuberculosis. The interventions of health care are needed in order to decrease the mortality and morbidity rate. Greater effort in maintaining health must be practiced to live a healthier and longer life. Tuberculosis is still a great challenge to humankind, because since then, there have been many drugs that are available at an affordable price, prevention is not that costly, but there are still people who are dying because of tuberculosis. The Philippines ranks ninth...

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