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Cough is not necessary in TB, fatigue and fever can also be symptoms: Expert. Cough is not necessary in TB, fatigue and fever can also be symptoms. . News

According to these experts, symptoms like fatigue, night sweats, fever and unexplained weight loss etc. should not be ignored. Chest pain, difficulty in breathing and coughing up blood can be signs of worsening of TB.

Dr Ranganath R, head of the department of pulmonary disease at Narayana Health City, Bengaluru, and a specialist in TB, says, “Monitoring these different symptoms is very important to detect and treat the disease early. “Especially people living in areas where TB is prevalent should immediately consult a doctor.”

Recently, 12 surveys (covering 620,682 people) in eight countries in Africa and Asia were analyzed. This study found that most TB patients did not have cough, especially women.

Dr Lancelot Pinto, a pulmonologist and epidemiologist at P.D. Hinduja Hospital and MRC in Mumbai, says, “In our experience, women often seek treatment late and either ignore the cough Or they don’t tell at all. It is also important to note that TB affects not only the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body and in such cases there is no cough.”

A recent study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases found that 82.8 percent of TB patients did not have a persistent cough and 62.5 percent had no cough at all.

Experts say that by spreading awareness about the various symptoms of TB, this infectious disease can be detected early and treated and its spread can be stopped.

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