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Aetiopathogenesis of Tuberculosis

Aetiopathogenesis of Tuberculosis

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Published by: ibnbasheer on Jan 14, 2009
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“TOWARDS ERADICATING TUBERCULOSIS” -AETIOPATHOGENESIS OF TUBERCULOSIS- 
Dr. A. O. OluwasolaMBBS FWACP(lab. Med.) Msc. Epid.Snr. Lecturer/Consultant Pathologist
 
 
 WHY THE NEED TO PURSUE TBERADICATION?
The eradication of smallpox from the world in 1977 provedthe feasibility of infectious diseaseeradication 
About a third of world popn. is infected withTB
 Yet theglobal epidemicis growing and becoming moredangerous
The breakdown in health services, the spread of HIV/AIDSand the emergence of multidrug-resistant TB arecontributing to theworsening impactof this disease.
In 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) declaredtuberculosis a global emergency!!!
 
 
 WHAT IS TUBERCULOSIS?
'Tuberculosis
' is a chronic infectious disease……
Usually caused by thebacterium 
,
Most commonly affects thelungs(pulmonary TB)
Up to a third affect other organs: CNS, UGS,………
 
‘Tubercu……..losis’
‘Tubercle…….’ …………knob-like(L)
‘…………losis’ ………condition(GK)

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