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Tuberculosis

What is tuberculosis (TB)?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually attacks the lungs. But it can also attack other parts of the body, including the kidneys, spine, and brain.

Not everyone infected with TB bacteria (germs) becomes sick. So, there are two types of TB conditions:

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  1. Tuberculosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is tuberculosis (TB)? Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that usually attacks the lungs. But it can also attack other parts of the body, ... more common in certain other countries. What causes tuberculosis (TB)? TB is caused by bacteria (germs) called ...
  2. Tuberculosis Screening What is a tuberculosis (TB) screening? A tuberculosis screening test checks to see if you have the bacteria (germs) that cause tuberculosis (TB) in your ...
  3. Disseminated tuberculosis is a mycobacterial infection in which mycobacteria spread from the lungs to other parts of the body ... 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 mainly involves the lungs, but may spread to other ... Bailey TC, Philips JA. Tuberculosis. In: Goldman L, Cooney KA, eds. ... ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2024:chap 299. Horne DJ, Payam ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. ... 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.
  9. Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial disease that primarily involves the lungs. Tuberculosis may develop after inhaling infected ...
  10. Treating and Managing Tuberculosis (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 healthcare provider. ... Tuberculosis/ ...
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