Infections (Tuberculosis)

Tuberculosis (TB) has affected humans for millennia — even the ancient Greeks searched for a cure. But no effective treatment for TB existed until the mid-1800s, when the sanatorium, or “open air” cure, was first put into use. This led to the creation of facilities dedicated to housing and caring for people with TB. The sanatorium cure involved rest, fresh air, and a nutritious diet to strengthen the body's natural defenses against the bacteria that cause TB. (1,2) Being in the sanatorium also included isolation, to prevent others from becoming infected.

The first antibiotic against tuberculosis, streptomycin, was developed in the 1940s. Soon after, in the 1950s, the drug isoniazid was developed along with the group of drugs called rifamycins. Antibiotic use replaced the need for sanatoriums, and the number of people with the disease in the United States and other developed countries began to go down drastically. (1,2)

The number of cases in the United States began to rise again in the mid-1980s, largely as a consequence of the HIV epidemic and decreased funding for public health programs in general, and TB clinics in particular. Now, latent TB (when the bacteria are present but dormant in your body and not making you sick or infectious) and active TB can be effectively treated in people with HIV. (3)

Tuberculosis is still common in certain countries, with the highest rates of new cases in India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and South Africa. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers TB to be one of the top causes of death worldwide. This is largely due to lack of public health resources and access to quality care. (4)

About Us

Bathinda Neurospine & Trauma Centre was established in the year 2012 under the aegis of Dr. Ronyl Kaushal with a missionary zeal of patient care and vision of providing world class integrated healthcare services in Bathinda.

Read more
Quick Contact
Our Location

Copyright ©2019 Bathinda Neurospine & Trauma Centre. All Rights Reserved | Design & Developed By: SRV BROTHERS