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is tuberculosis hereditary

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease, caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is not genetic. However, if a woman has TB while pregnant ... Read More
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Tuberculosis is a disease that can get transmitted from one person to another through respiratory droplets.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Inherited=no/passed: Tuberculosis is caused by a germ, not a gene defect.It is not passed in the genes.There are cases known, usually in underdeveloped countries, where a ... Read More

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
27 years experience Infectious Disease
No hereditary : Tuberculosis of spine is consider as potts disease/ spine. Tuberculosis of spine is not hereditary disease . Once person get primarily infected with ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience 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
42 years experience 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 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
24 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Excellent article: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult ID Specialis: If you have been diagnosed with Tuberculosis you should consult an ID Specialist and get it appropriately treated

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