Q. 16

Ravi suffered from tuberculosis, while Rehman suffered from typhoid. Which disease caused more damage and why?

Answer :

Typhoid fever (TF) is one of the most common infectious diseases in developing countries. Early and definitive diagnosis of the disease is not only important in relieving patients’ suffering, but also critical in avoiding fatal complications such as perforation of the intestines. It also makes possible specific treatment at an early stage, which leads to the rapid elimination of the pathogen from the chronic patient’s excreta, especially stool, become a constant source of spread of the disease. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest known human infectious diseases, primarily affects lungs and causes Pulmonary TB (PTB), also can affect intestine, meninges, bones and joints, lymph glands, skin and other tissues of the body. It’s one of the three primary diseases of poverty along with AIDS and malaria, it may cause to death ranging between 10 -15 people every year in the developing world. So both the diseases are dangerous if not cured and administered properly.

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