Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

Symptoms of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

The following features are indicative of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium:
  • fever
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • darkened skin
  • weight loss
  • night sweat
  • dyspnea
  • malaise
  • darkened lips
  • darkened gums
It is possible that Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

The following are the most common causes of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium:
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Risk Factors for Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium:
  • patient's travelling history

Prevention of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium.

Occurrence of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

Common Age Group

Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium most commonly occurs in the following gender:
  • Female

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium:
  • Chest X-ray:To detect abnormalities in the lungs
  • Chest CT (Computed tomography) scan: To reveal early bronchogenic spread
  • Bronchoscopy: Shows friable bronchial tree mucosa and hyperemic mucosa
  • Biopsy: Helps in diagnosis of pulmonary and organ tuberculosis

Complications of Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium if untreated

Yes, Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium is left untreated:
  • antenatal hospitalization
  • miscarriage

Is Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium Infectious?

Yes, Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
  • through airborne contact

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Tuberculosis complicating the puerperium.
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