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7 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease.

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8 hours ago Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( Mtb) bacteria. It is spread through the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks or sings, and people nearby breathe in these bacteria and become infected. TB typically affects the lungs, but it can also

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8 hours ago Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that usually infects the lungs. It may also affect the kidneys, spine, and brain. Being infected with the TB bacterium is not the same as having active tuberculosis disease. There are 3 stages of TB—exposure, latent, and active disease. A TB skin test or a TB blood test can diagnose the disease.

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Just Now A TB infection doesn’t always mean you’ll get sick. There are two forms of the disease: Latent TB. You have the germs in your body, but your immune system keeps them from spreading. You don

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2 hours ago The most common medications used to treat tuberculosis include: Isoniazid. Rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) Ethambutol (Myambutol) Pyrazinamide. If you have drug-resistant TB, a combination of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones and injectable medications, such as amikacin or capreomycin (Capastat), are generally used for 20 to 30 months.

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4 hours ago Causes of tuberculosis. TB is spread by bacteria traveling through the air. If a person with TB disease speaks, sings, coughs, or sneezes, they will project out respiratory droplets containing the bacteria. Other people who breathe in those droplets can get infected. TB is not transmitted through touching, kissing, or sharing food or drinks.

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6 hours ago ‌Tuberculosis is a contagious disease, which means it can spread from one person to another. It's more common in developing countries, but about 7,163 cases were reported in …

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4 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs but can affect almost any part of the body. Though tuberculosis is spread from person to person through the air, it is not easy to become infected. TB can be fatal if it's not treated, but taking medicine as directed can almost always cure TB.

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Just Now A person with TB infection only (positive TB skin test but normal chest x-ray) is not sick and is not contagious to others. TB medicine can help kill the bacteria and prevent the development of TB disease in the future. However, if a person with TB infection does not take preventive medicine, the bacteria may grow and cause active TB disease

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2 hours ago Pott disease is tuberculosis of the spine, usually due to haematogenous spread from other sites, often the lungs. The lower thoracic and upper lumbar vertebrae areas of the spine are most often affected.. It causes a kind of tuberculous arthritis of the intervertebral joints. The infection can spread from two adjacent vertebrae into the adjoining intervertebral disc space.

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3 hours ago Symptoms of active TB include: A cough that lasts more than three weeks. Loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss. Fever. Chills. Night sweats. You may experience other symptoms related to the function of a specific organ or system that is affected. Coughing up blood or mucus (sputum) is a sign of in TB of the lungs.

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3 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that has affected mankind for more than 4,000 years ( 1 ). It is a chronic disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis and spreads from person to person through air. TB usually affects the lungs but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as brain, intestines, kidneys, or the spine.

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3 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, infectious disease, due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) that has always been a permanent challenge over the course of human history, because of its severe social implications. It has been hypothesized that the genus Mycobacterium originated more than 150 million years ago.

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3 hours ago TB disease can be treated by taking several drugs for 6 to 9 months. There are 10 drugs currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating TB. Of the approved drugs, the first-line anti-TB agents that form the core of treatment regimens are: isoniazid (INH), rifampin (RIF), ethambutol (EMB), pyrazinamide (PZA).

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1 hours ago Tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), which is transmitted between humans through the respiratory route and most commonly affects the lungs, but can damage any tissue. Only about 10 percent of individuals infected with Mtb progress to active TB disease within their lifetime; the remainder of

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1 hours ago Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s top infectious killer. Nearly 4500 people lose their lives and 30 000 people fall ill with TB each day. TB is contagious and airborne. It is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often affect the lungs. TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with lung TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel TB …

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7 hours ago 10 facts on tuberculosis. About one quarter of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria. Only a small proportion of those infected will become sick with TB. People with weakened immune systems have a much greater risk of falling ill from TB. A person living with HIV is about 20 times more likely to develop active TB.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you get tuberculosis?

Typical symptoms of TB include:

  • a persistent cough that lasts more than 3 weeks and usually brings up phlegm, which may be bloody
  • weight loss
  • night sweats
  • high temperature
  • tiredness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • swellings in the neck

Is tuberculosis a dangerous disease?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.

How can you catch tuberculosis?

You may be at increased risk for TB if you:

  • have HIV
  • have cancer
  • are undergoing cancer treatment
  • are taking medications for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn’s disease

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