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5. Human Disease

Principles of Treatment

Principles of Treatment
There are to ways to treat an infectious (communicable) disease. These are -
To reduce the effects of the disease : It can be done by providing symptomatic treatment. We can provide treatment that will reduce the symptoms which are usually because of inflammation.
To kill the cause of the disease, i.e., pathogens. The most common method to kill disease-causing microbes is to use medicines that kill microbes. We have to choose a specific drug that is effective against a particular group of microbes. This is what is achieved by antibiotics.

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