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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What are the symptoms for tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms for tuberculosis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis tb?

What are the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis tb?

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. ...Read more

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What is the differences between the symptoms of tuberculosis and pneumonia ?

What is the differences between the symptoms of tuberculosis and pneumonia ?

See below: Pneumonia has an acute onset of cough, fever and sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen on chest x-ray. Tb is a more chronic illness characterized by cough, night sweats, weight loss, a positive PPD skin test or gamma interferon release test with apical infiltrates on cxr. Sputum smears and cultures are + for afb/tb. ...Read more

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Please say the symptoms of tuberculosis..I m suffering from cough since last week. What had happened?

Unlikely to be TB: Tb is pretty rare today. Given that you're smoker that's the most likely cause of your cough. Stop smoking! allergies, pneumonia, bronchiti, asthma and many other things can cause a cough. ...Read more

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Hi doc how are u doing? I want to know some symptoms of tuberculosis?

Hi doc how are u doing? I want to know some symptoms of tuberculosis?

See below: Tb is a chronic illness characterized by cough, night sweats, weight loss, a positive PPD skin test or gamma interferon release blood test with apical infiltrates on cxr. Sputum smears and cultures become positive for acid fast bacteria. ...Read more

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I m 22 year old my height is 5 feet 4 inch my weight is 39 only..Before 1 year doctr said me he found some symptoms of tuberculosis.I feel aways weak?

I m 22 year old my height is 5 feet 4 inch my weight is 39 only..Before 1 year doctr said me he found some symptoms of tuberculosis.I feel aways weak?

TB: Classic symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis would include a productive cough, coughing up blood, night sweats, fever or chest pain. If your doctor thought you might have tuberculosis you probably should've had a chest x-ray and potentially a skin test for tb. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of latent tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms of latent tuberculosis?

None: There are no symptoms of latent tuberculosis. If you have symptoms, it's not latent. ...Read more

Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more