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A 25-year-old female asked:

what is the difference between tuberculosis and bronchitis. (symptoms)?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
TB MAKES YOU SICKER: Tuberculosis can cause cough, expectoration, coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, chest discofort or pain depending on the spread in the lungs, shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite bronchitis may cause cough, fever, expectoration and shorter course.

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A 41-year-old male asked:

How can we differ from bronchitis and TB symptoms?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: Both can be very similar. You may need a chest radiograph and TB testing. It would not be the first case of TB mimicking bronchitis. Although simple bronchitis usually resolves within 2-4 weeks.

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