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

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

Today (November 28, 2022) Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong, a doctor who specializes in respiratory system diseases revealed through his personal Facebook the trend of drug-resistant tuberculosis In one message saying that Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced 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 increased although previously there was a slow continuous decline Due to slower diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis As a result, more TB patients spread the infection to those around them.

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

Sputum staining and culture found tuberculosis drug sensitivity test not resistant to anti-tuberculosis drugs Blood test HIV negative, start 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. He will continue to take medicines to treat tuberculosis until the end of 6 months


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