{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

EPIDEMIOLOG3 - not used regularly CONTROL Sanitary...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
EPIDEMIOLOGY: Tuberculosis is spread by airborne droplets that must penetrate deep into the respiratory tree. With the AIDS epidemic, the number of multiple drug resistant (MDR) strains has increased, making it even more difficult to treat cases. DIAGNOSIS: Clinical: Tuberculosis is characterized by a prolonged and productive cough. Laboratory: Performing an acid-fast stain on sputum can reveal the bacteria. A skin test can ascertain exposure, but only where the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine is
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: not used regularly. CONTROL: Sanitary: Treatment and quarantine of cases reduces the rate. Immunological: BCG vaccine is available . In the US, this is used to test for exposure; in other areas of the world, it is used to prevent disease. Chemotherapeutic: Isoniazid, rifampin and ethambutol are the drugs used to treat tuberculosis, often in combination and often for many months. Rifampin is used for leprosy....
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online