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how can you tell if you have tuberculosis?

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Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Tuberculosis: Clinically, patients with TB complain of cough (sometimes coughing up blood), weight loss, and night sweats. To diagnose it, we check sputum cultures. Chest x-rays show a wide variety of abnormalities.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with doc: Igra tst check with your doc.
Answered on Oct 26, 2012

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