Pulmonary tuberculosis- is it curable?
Hello, a 22-year-old boy has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. His symptoms and clinical signs were thoracic pain, weight loss, latero-cervical, mediastinal, and abdominal lymphadenopathy. Smear microscopy. Culture conversion proved Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Is this pulmonary tuberculosis curable? Please leave your comments.
@sunil-k It’s important to get treatment for latent TB even if you have no symptoms. You can still develop pulmonary TB disease in the future. You may only need one TB drug if you have latent TB.
If you have pulmonary TB, your doctor may prescribe several medicines. You’ll need to take these drugs for six months or longer for the best results.
The most common TB medicines are: