Covid-19 has been known to mankind for more than a year - and, despite, that the best minds on the planet fought over her all this time, she continues to surprise regularly.
so, relatively recently, scientists have discovered another potentially dangerous complication, which can develop in people with tuberculosis.
According to the doctor of medical sciences, Professor of infectious disease Vsevolod Zinserling, for the treatment of Covid-19.
The coronavirus, able to aggravate the course of tuberculosis - a dangerous disease, which can affect many human organs, especially light. Without proper treatment, tuberculosis can lead to very serious consequences - even death.
Scientist notes, that the mechanism of interaction between tuberculosis and coronavirus is currently poorly understood. But it's already quite clear, that SARS-CoV-2 can, including, affect the human immune system.
This effect, in its turn, can activate mycobacteria, living in the body (probably, primarily in the lymph nodes) patient (causative agents of tuberculosis). Further facilitate the transition of the disease from milder forms to severe.
The main danger is, that absolutely any person can be a carrier of mycobacteria. However, in most cases, infection, it flows in a latent form, and does not produce obvious symptoms and serious consequences and does not require treatment.
Coronavirus can provoke the development of tuberculosis in those, who would never think about it.
There are no clear statistics on this topic in St. Petersburg yet.. And more thorough and detailed research is needed. Although isolated cases are known and documented.
In Moscow for example, our colleagues did this work - and found out, that the development and exacerbation of tuberculosis against the background of coronavirus infection occurs quite often.
Now, based on this study, tests for tuberculosis were included in the updated, in the tenth edition of the Ministry of Health's interim guidelines on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus infection COVID-19.
curious, that “the combination of tuberculosis and COVID-19 was for scientists, if not a complete surprise, the, at least by the fact. After all, earlier only the human immunodeficiency virus HIV could stimulate the development of tuberculosis.
Interesting, that the relationship between vaccination and the risk of developing tuberculosis has not been established, so you can get vaccinated safely.
No matter what, it is not recommended to run and get tested for tuberculosis at the first sign of infection . Unfortunately, those tests, which are available in private clinics, often do not give a completely correct picture.
Here the recommendations concern doctors more, and they need to carefully examine the patient for symptoms of tuberculosis, and more thoroughly analyze X-rays with the results of computed tomography.
- We also recommend reading the article, Investigation by China and WHO experts in Wuhan regarding Covid-19.
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