Parents to note: the main signs of tuberculosis in children and tactics of therapy
Tuberculosis is often called a social disease, explaining that the increase in the incidence of it grows where everything is not all right with the living conditions of the population.
If the socio-economic situation worsens and the number of asocial elements that do not undergo a full medical examination grows, a large number of people become sick, and even more – they are at risk of further spread of the infection. And the most vulnerable are the traditional risk group.
Tuberculosis is a disease of an infectious origin, caused by so-called chopsticks Koch (mycobacteria). Tuberculosis bacilli were discovered by the German scientist Robert Koch, who studied the disease, its symptoms and what provokes it, in 1882.
Koch proved that the disease is of an infectious origin, and also found a high level of survival of pathogens, their resistance to high and low temperatures, moisture, light and chemistry. Under natural conditions, mycobacteria can live for several months, being sheltered from direct sunlight, they live in dust for up to 10 days, in water – up to 5 months.
In addition to resistance to adverse manifestations of the external environment, the reasons why tuberculosis can not be completely defeated are:
- Bacillus Koch can live in the body for years, in no way manifesting itself, starting the inflammatory process is completely unexpected.