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what are the symptoms for tuberculosis?

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Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 6 years experience
Varies: Symptoms include cough [with mucus, blood], excessive night sweating, fatigue, fever, and unintentional weight loss. If you suspect that you may have been exposed to tb, see your physician for testing.
Dr. Christian Maluf
Pulmonology 31 years experience
Too many: Fever, cough, night sweats, fatigue, malaise, fluid i n the lungs, any organ can be affected and patient may have TB meningitis, bladder tb, lung or brain tumors ( tuberculomas) and so on.).
Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Tuberculosis: High fever, productive cough, extreme malaise, weight loss, and overall weakness
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed.

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What are the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis tb?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Pulmonary TB: Which is the most common form causes cough, sputum production sometimes with blood, night sweats and weight loss. It is diagnosed by chest x-ray and sputum exam and culture. Extra pulmonary TB such as in the kidney, bone or nervous system will cause symptoms related to the organ involved but renal TB may be remarkably silent until late in the disease.
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What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

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Depends on where: But the most common site for tuberculosis is the lung and symptoms include fever, cough, night sweats and weight loss.
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What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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Lung inflammation: Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection. It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs.
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What are the symptoms of tuberculosis? What causes it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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TB: Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB symptoms may include: Coughing for 3 or more weeks, chest pain, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, coughing up blood and /or pain when breathing or coughing. REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/symptoms-causes/dxc-20188557
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What is Tuberculosis? And it's symptoms?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Bacterial infection: TB is an infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The most common location of infection is in the lungs and is manifested by cough with sputum, low grade fever and weight loss. TB can spread to other organs too if left untreated. Chest xray, serologic testing or sputum culture are means to diagnose. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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