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What is the Treatment of Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially severe infectious disease of our lungs, which is caused by a bacterium called as Mycobacterium tuberculosis or tubercle bacillus. Typically, in human body, this bacterium targets the lungs to attack. However, these bacteria can affect any part of your body too. The tuberculosis bacteria can easily spread from any individual with TB to a normal person. For the reason that when a TB affected patient coughs, sneezes or talks, the bacteria travels through air in tiny droplets and infects any individual with weak immune system. Image via Wikipedia Treatment of Tuberculosis The purpose of tuberculosis treatment is not only to cure the infected patient but also to reduce the transmission of the bacteria to normal persons. Except the latent TB, the treatment of tuberculosis requires a combination therapy to cure a patient. Usually, physicians use four different antibiotics to treat tuberculosis. The duration of this treatment usually lasts form six month