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HomeAnswersGeneral Medicinekoch infection gland tuberculosisI think I am getting Koch's disease again. Please help.

I have suffered with tuberculosis(Koch's disease)last year. Now I am getting the same disease back.

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Answered by

Dr. Rohit Jain

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Published At October 16, 2014
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi,

I was suffering from tuberculosis (Koch's disease) a year back which got cured. And now I think, I am getting the same disease back.

What should I do?

Answered by Dr. Rohit Jain

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I am not sure what makes you think you are getting the disease back. It needs a medical examination to prove if you are right in your fear. 
  • But if that is the case, then it can be dangerous, as subsequent TB infections are mostly resistant to medicines and then it becomes very tough to deal with the situation. It is called MDR-TB (Multidrug resistant Tuberculosis).
  • I would suggest you can meet a doctor for check up. You can also go in for TB tests like - ELISA, PCR, TB Ferrogold to find if you have active TB germs in your body. The treatment will be decided after confirmation.

Revert back with the reports to a general medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rohit Jain
Dr. Rohit Jain

Internal Medicine

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