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Different between pneumonia and tb?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Pneumonia causes cough, fever, 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 + afb/tb.Tb can cause pneumonia too.

In brief: See below

Pneumonia causes cough, fever, 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 + afb/tb.Tb can cause pneumonia too.
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