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3.30 pm Dec 14, 2012

Living It Up: Why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases

Why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases. Dr MS Kanwar will answer all your questions and queries.
6 questions answered
  • how bad is the situation MDR TB and is there any possible cure coming in the near future. Asked by: ketan72
  • Dr MS Kanwar MDR TB situation is getting worse in India. It is difficult to treat because of increased No. of drugs and the relatively high toxicity of those combinations. We still cure them with fairly good success if the patient is able to tolerate the drugs for long enough time.
  • Olden days Sanitoriums were established in Major towns and TB patients Quarantined. Is that still needed to eliminate incidence of TB ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Dr MS Kanwar No. Not at all. That happened only in pre -treatment era.
  • Is it that in the rural areas the Zoonotic factor of transmission of TB from cattle to human being and vice versa is leading to continued presence of tuberculosis.? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Dr MS Kanwar No. Bovine TB is only of negligible importance in the current scenario of TB in India.
  • Not only TM many other infectious diseases and the doctors attending on it will thrive for years to come . Ironically it is due to our leaders who sit in public offices not being worried on a clean village,town,panchayat,or city.If a minister makes a remark for right purposes it is twisted and he is blamed. Hygiene & health of the state is under attack .Your take ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Dr MS Kanwar TB will get largely eliminated if the hygienic conditions, standard of living and overcrowding of living space improve.These things along with the improved nutrition was largely responsible for self elimination of the disease in the developed world.
  • Has the bacteria gone drug resistant leading to difficulty of elimination of the diseaase ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Dr MS Kanwar Yes. The prevalence of drug resistance in TB has increased over the last quarter of a century in India. It has led to many failures to standard anti-TB Chemotherapy. Once the MDR treatment is started the response rate is variable and also dependant on the fact that the drugs have to be tolerated for much longer, usually about 18 months. The results are still not comparable with those of standard first line treatment.
  • Bacillus tuberculosis - - is more virluent now ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Dr MS Kanwar No. It is not more viulent but the risk of primary or initial drug resistance is geting higher than before.

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Dr MS Kanwar
Sr Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders, Apollo Hospital

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Living It Up: Why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases