What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a bacterial

Infection with the tuberculosis

Massage is contraindicated for

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infection that usually be-

bacterium may produce no symp-

active tuberculosis disease, unless

 

gins in the lungs, but may

toms. If the infection turns into

the client has been on consistent

 

spread to bones, kidneys,

the actual disease, symptoms may

medication for several weeks and

 

lymph nodes, or elsewhere

include coughing, bloody sputum,

has medical clearance. Massage

 

in the body. It is a highly

fatigue, weight loss, and night

for clients with tuberculosis in-

 

contagious airborne

sweats.

fection but no disease is fine, but

 

disease.

 

these people should be under

 

 

 

medical supervision as well.

 

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