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Discuss critically five ways how tb impacts on the teenager?
The way tuberculosis affects children is different from adults. The former get "primary" disease which is not usually infectious. [ Adults develop "post-primary" disease, which is infectious in about half of cases and sometimes very infectious. The number of bacteria found in the sputum is used to assess infectivity for contact tracing investigation. If these are profuse enough to be seen on a direct smear by microscopy the patient is deemed to be infectious. If the bacteria are too few to be seen under the microscope but are identified by culture techniques only then the patient is said to
be probably not infectious. However, these definitions are arbitrary and infection of a contact may have occurred despite a low bacterial count. Infection may take place in the absence of symptoms. The only evidence may be the presence of a positive skin test. Only one infected person in ten goes on to develop disease but this ratio may be altered if there is immune suppression such as occurs in AIDS. The time interval between infection and the development of disease, (the incubation period) can be anywhere between six weeks and a life time. Once a patient has been on treatment for over two weeks they are regarded as non-infectious. ]
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