So It’s Official: I have TB. TB in the ear. I am apparently the second person in 20 years that my doctor has seen with this condition. (Help???!!!!!)
Tuberculosis. Who would have thought. For those unaware:
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis.About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kills about half of those infected. The classic symptoms of active TB are a chronic cough with blood-containing sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. The historical term “consumption” came about due to the weight loss. Infection of other organs can cause a wide range of symptoms.
I will be offline as I battle this since the medication has given me peripheral neuropathy.