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Madison Blocher Anatomy & Physiology Honors 2017-2018 Mrs. Maurer
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Table of Contents pp. 2&3… Respiratory System… Tuberculosis pp. 4&5… Lymphatic System… Lymphedema pp. 6&7… Digestive System… Crohn’s Disease pp. 8&9… Urinary System… Urinary Tract Infection pp. 10&11… Reproductive System… Endometriosis 1
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TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CAUSES/RISKS Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the tubercle bacillus, an aerobic or anaerobic bacteria found in soil and water. This bacillus spreads slowly into the lungs. It then forms hard nodules that break down respiratory tissues and form cavities in the lungs. Risks of contracting the disease include: a weakened immune system, living in certain areas, substance abuse, and place of job. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Symptoms include but aren’t limited to: persistent coughing, coughing up blood, chest pain while breathing and coughing, unintentional weight loss, fatigue, fever, night sweats, chills, and loss of appetite. However, TB can also occur outside of the the lungs, in which the symptoms may vary. DIAGNOSIS The only way for a patient to be accurately diagnosed with tuberculosis is through a positive TB skin test or a positive TB blood test. PREVENTION If you are diagnosed with latent TB, certain ways to prevent contracting active TB include: staying home, wearing a mask, ventilating the room, covering your mouth, finishing your medications, and receiving vaccinations. PROGNOSIS Tuberculosis is a curable disease. Progress of tuberculosis from infection to frank illness involves overcoming of the immune system defences by the bacteria. As the bacteria start to multiply, it overwhelms the immune system to cause the disease. Once diagnosed, with effective, adequate and appropriate therapy with anti tubercular drugs, extinction is possible. 2
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TREATMENT Depending on the strength of the diseases, determines how many medications the patient receives. The stronger the symptoms, the medications are prescribed. Common drugs include: Isoniazid, Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane), Ethambutol (Myambutol), and Pyrazinamide. If the patient’s TB is drug-resistant, stronger drugs with me injected over a course of several months. EFFECTS ON RESPIRATORY SYSTEM Tuberculosis is a disease that mainly affects your lungs. However, it can spread to other parts of your body. Persistent coughing puts strain on your lungs, which negatively affects your breathing. Pain can be an issue, even while breathing. RESOURCES 3
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LYMPHEDEMA CAUSES/RISKS Lymphedema occurs when your lymph vessels are unable to adequately drain lymph fluid, usually from an arm or leg.
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