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Tuberculosis-primary infection; bacillus first enters body, macrophages engulf microbe causing local inflammatory response, some bacilli travel to lymph nodes (activate type IV hypersensitivity reaction); granuloma and tubercle forms, caseous necrosis and Ghon complexes develop, bacilli can remain dormant for years while remaining asymptomatic, but the person will test positive now.


EXACTLY!!!! Couldn't have said it better myself! SO ON POINT! So there ya have it! I know all others suffering from chronic illnesses can agree.


A sketch of a typical Cushing’s patient. As you can see, the effects of the disease on the body are dramatic. Worse, the psychological and emotional effects of having a chronic, debilitating and disfiguring disease range from distressing to demoralizing. Imagine that, in the space of a year, you became unrecognizable to those around you and to yourself. You look in the mirror, but the person staring back a tyou is a stranger...