Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body.

TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system.

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  1. Tuberculosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they ...
  2. Tuberculosis Screening What is a tuberculosis (TB) screening? This test checks to see if you have been infected with tuberculosis , commonly known as TB. TB is a serious ...
  3. Disseminated tuberculosis is a mycobacterial infection in which mycobacteria have spread from the lungs to other parts of the ... Tuberculosis (TB) infection can develop after breathing in droplets sprayed into the air from a cough or ...
  4. Tuberculosis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Nemours Foundation ... Tuberculosis/Children ... Tuberculosis ... enlarged lymph nodes, tuberculin, tuberculinum, tb, my child has tuberculosis, tuberculin skin test, ...
  5. Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs. It may spread to other organs. ... Pulmonary TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M tuberculosis) . TB is contagious. This means the ...
  6. Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious bacterial infection that involves the lungs, but may spread to other organs. ... Ellner JJ, Jacobson KR. Tuberculosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, ... ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 308. Hopewell PC, Kato- ...
  7. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    A fact sheet on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, including information on symptoms, prevention, and more. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  8. Tuberculosis Information for International Travelers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Factsheet: Tuberculosis (TB) Information for International Travelers. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... tb, tuberculosis, cdc, international, travelers, XDR, MDR, spread, fact sheets, general, airplane, publications, products, Tuberculosis (TB), Publications & Software
  9. Tuberculosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    Tuberculosis is a priority for NIAID because it is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide.
  10. Treating and Managing Tuberculosis (American Lung Association)  
    American Lung Association ... If it is not treated, TB can be fatal. But TB can almost always be treated and cured if you take medicine as directed by your ...
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