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Tuberculosis, popularly known as tuberculosis is an infectious disease. Tuberculosis, which develops largely in the lungs, also affects other organs. What is the treatment for tuberculosis, which can lead to death if left untreated, does it have a vaccine?

Turkey Medicals, “Tuberculosis, a common and contagious lung disease, can be passed on with treatment. The way of transmission is usually by air, the disease is not easy to transmit from one person to another. Symptoms such as coughing, fever, night sweats, or weight loss occur in people who have the disease. The Ministry of Health shares details about the tuberculosis disease.” Turkey Medicals tells us, here it is, about tuberculosis…


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacillus called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis can cause disease in all organs of the body, with about 70% being in the lungs. If the disease is not treated or treated inadequately, improperly, it can lead to the death of the patient in Turkey.


Tuberculosis, that is, the source of the tuberculosis microbe, is untreated, active patients with tuberculosis of the lungs and larynx. Germs are spread in the air by coughing, sneezing, and talking to an untreated person. People who have been in close contact with a sick person for a long time become infected by inhaling these microbes. It is very unlikely that someone who coughs on the Istanbul street, in a full house in Turkey, in a Turkish restaurant will get a TB microbe. For transmission, it is usually necessary to live together for a long time with a person suffering from tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis disease is transmitted by breathing; forks, spoons, plates, cups, clothes, etc., which the sick person uses. no contamination with items.


Symptoms of tuberculosis disease can be grouped into two groups: general complaints and lung-specific complaints.

General complaints are fever, night sweats, weight loss, loss of appetite and weakness, especially rising towards evening. Lung-specific complaints include coughing that lasts more than two to three weeks, expectoration, spitting out variable amounts of blood, chest and back pain, shortness of breath, and hoarseness.


For the treatment of tuberculosis disease, drugs that are effective and have few side effects are used. These drugs are given free of charge by hospitals for inpatients and by Tuberculosis Dispensaries for outpatients. In addition, Dispensaries also provide medicines for multidrug-resistant and widespread drug-resistant patients on a monthly basis from the Turkey Tuberculosis Department.

After starting drug therapy, the contagiousness quickly disappears. That is why the expression “chemical quarantine” is used for drug treatment. If there is no resistance to the drugs used and the patient in Turkey is receiving his treatment regularly, the contagiousness will largely disappear in 2-3 weeks.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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