For the first time in 20 years, the WHO issued a statement on the spread of tuberculosis, drug-resistant and increasing deaths worldwide.

The Health Organization issued a statement. For the first time in 20 years after the COVID epidemic The number of drug-resistant tuberculosis cases and deaths is increasing worldwide. despite the fact that it had decreased steadily before

Today (November 28, 2022) Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong, a physician specializing in respiratory system diseases revealing through personal Facebook the trend of drug-resistant tuberculosis In one message stating that The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a statement for the first time in 20 years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of people infected with tuberculosis, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and the number of deaths from tuberculosis worldwide. come back increase although previously there was a slow decline continually Due to slower diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis As a result, more TB patients spread the infection to those around them.

Dr. Manoon raised the case of a 57-year-old male patient with diabetes, coughing, milky white sputum. sometimes with blood Night sweats, easily tired, low-grade fever, weight loss of 8 kg in 1 month, smoking 1 pack a day, no one in the family has tuberculosis, physical examination, auscultation of the lungs is normal, chest X-ray of the lungs has a small cavity. In the upper right lung, there are several small nodules scattered in both lungs.

Sputum staining and culture tuberculosis was found drug sensitivity test not resistant to anti-tuberculosis drugs HIV negative blood test, started TB drug treatment The patient was not allergic to tuberculosis medicine. After taking the medicine for 1 month, cough was reduced, fever was reduced, lung X-rays were improved. Will continue to take medicines to treat tuberculosis until the end of 6 months

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