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. 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 ...
  5. 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- ...
  6. Tuberculosis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Tuberculosis/Children ... Tuberculosis ... Nemours Foundation ... enlarged lymph nodes, tuberculin, tuberculinum, tb, my child has tuberculosis, tuberculin skin test, ...
  7. Tuberculosis is caused by a group of organisms: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M bovis , M africanum and a few other rarer subtypes. Tuberculosis usually appears as a lung (pulmonary) infection. However, ...
  8. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation, the formation of tubercles and other growths within tissue, ... death. These chest x-rays show advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. There are multiple light areas (opacities) of varying ...
  9. ... check for a type of bacteria that cause tuberculosis and other infections. ... The test is performed when the doctor suspects tuberculosis or other mycobacterium infection.
  10. 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).
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