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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Get tested: Tuberculosis can start off as "silent" (no symptoms), so anyone who has been exposed should be tested soon after the exposure, and again in 3 months t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
TB: Yes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Go to a doctor: Usually a TB skin test and chest x-ray are done and sometimes cultures, but those are harder to obtain in young kids. Cough, fever, generally feeling ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
MycobacteriumTubercu: Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria MycobacteriumTuberculi Most of the time it affects Lungs but can infect other organs like Lymph Glands,kidn ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Although TB can : Affect almost any organ, almost all transmission of the infection occurs from pulmonary TB spread by coughing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Tuberculosis: Few years ago, who estimated, one third of world population get TB infection. Highest rate: se asia, china, india, africa and latin america. If left u ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If untreated, tuberculosis can progress and kill. There are good treatments for TB , and in most cases is
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Excellent article: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
TB: The tuberculosis bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treat ... Read More

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