Getting to know nasopharyngeal tuberculosis Silent Threat fatal

Getting to know nasopharyngeal tuberculosis Silent Threat fatal


          Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis infrequently occurring But if it happens, it’s dangerous. Especially if you don’t know – never check the body. Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis may be found too late.
          From the sugar case, The Star 5 died after having symptoms. nose bleed within a few days Causing doubts as to what the exact cause of the death of the actress was. Until the doctor announced the results of the biopsy behind the brown girl’s nasal cavity, which found that Sugar The Star 5 had also died. Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis [ read news: Dr. Siriraj has found that Sugar The Star 5 is nasopharyngeal tuberculosis – anyone can be ] and although this disease is uncommon, But at least I want you to get to know nasopharyngeal tuberculosis because anyone can get this disease.

What is nasopharyngeal tuberculosis?




  •   Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease caused by the tuberculosis bacterium. Or Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is estimated to be infected by about 1 in 3 of the world’s population. but may not show any symptoms It depends on each person’s immunity. Tuberculosis can be transmitted by airborne droplets. And most tuberculosis is found in the lungs. Because the infection is transmitted through the air and into the lungs, most of the time the lungs are the organs most susceptible to TB infection.

  •           But tuberculosis can also occur in other parts of the body, called extrapulmonary tuberculosis. It may spread from the lungs to the lymphatic system. spread to other organs where the TB-causing bacteria in other organs of the bodysuch as meningeal tuberculosis Pericardial tuberculosis spinal tuberculosis oral tuberculosis Or tuberculosis in the nasal cavity, for example, doctors call it a mimic pathogen (Great Imitator) because this virus can mimic many other diseases. Often does not spread the infection to others

  • , however, according to data in 2017, about 80,000 Thai people were sick with tuberculosis, of which 83 percent were pulmonary tuberculosis and 17 percent were extrapulmonary tuberculosis. While nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is found in less than 1 percent.




Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis What are the symptoms?

          Most nasopharyngeal TB first originates in the lungs and then goes up the nasal cavity. When tuberculosis spreads to the nasal cavity That area will have a lot of capillaries. When germs tend to bite important blood vessels, they can cause bleeding from the nose and mouth, and as we say, nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is a silent killer. This is because 1 in 3 patients with nasopharyngeal TB may not have any symptoms indicating that they are ill with nasopharyngeal TB. But about 70 percent have enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. or a lump behind the nasal cavity The diagnosis of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis is usually made by biopsy of nodules or lymph nodes.

However, as a precaution against health   , if there are many of these symptoms, it may be a sign that you are infected with TB. You should go for a health check-up with a doctor urgently. Because this may be a sign of tuberculosis that the infection may spread to other organs of the body.

– Low fever, similar to flu symptoms. Especially in the late afternoon or at night

– Anxiety like being sick

– Fatigue

– Loss of appetite – Eating less

– Weight loss

– Night sweats

– May cough up blood with chest pain in patients with advanced tuberculosis



Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis Who’s at risk?



  Tuberculosis is a disease that everyone is at risk of. Especially if coming into contact with or living in a place where TB patients spread the disease. The group of people at risk of tuberculosis is more than the general people are

* those who are close to tuberculosis patients

* diabetic patients.

          * Seniors

* People who use immunosuppressants or various steroids

* Patients who have recently undergone surgery Which will be in a weak body

* cancer patients who have to undergo chemotherapy

* organ transplant

          * HIV patients

How is tuberculosis treated?

          There are several types of tuberculosis medicines available to treat tuberculosis today. by the first stage of treatment The patient must stay in the hospital for treatment. to control the infection from spreading If the symptoms have improved, the doctor will allow you to go back and continue treatment at home. But the important thing is having to take medication continuously Never stop taking the medication on your own, even if your symptoms have improved. to prevent drug-resistant tuberculosis, which is more difficult to treat
          However, in the event that the patient has dangerous complications such as coughing up a lot of blood There is an air leak into the pleural space. Or tuberculosis spread into the bloodstream. A heavy case like this needs to be under close medical supervision.
  • Can tuberculosis be prevented?
  • We can prevent tuberculosis as follows:
  •           – Take care of your physical health
  •           – Don’t miss out on annual health check-ups
  •           – Exercise regularly
  •           – Regularly check your body’s abnormal symptoms. If it is found that there is a low fever that does not go away, loss of appetite, and weight loss for unknown reasons. Even if only for a period of time should go for a health check immediately



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