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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: You should get tested and evaluated by your doctor. If your initial skin test is negative you'll need repeat testing in 8-10 weeks.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: If your colleague has active pulmonary tuberculosis, the health department will do the testing. If he/she has latent tb, you are not at risk and need ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Screen: The transmission is by airborne droplets. The office workers should all be tested if there is a case of active TB in the office.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Tuberculosis is an infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis infecting the lungs. A combination of meds can treat TB if they are taken as prescr ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
First : First of all, you need to find out if the man currently has active tuberculosis (latent tuberculosis is not contagious unless it become active) and if ... Read More
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Dr. J. Blake Perkins
20 years experience Dentistry
See your doctor: Since tuberculosis is transmitted through the air you breathe, if the person/people you were in contact with were coughing and symptomatic, you should ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 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
48 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
41 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
24 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
23 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
24 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
22 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

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