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If one has latent tb, is it a significant risk that it will become active and kill the person in old age when their immune system goes down w/ age?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Latent TB

Yes, the possibility exists that TB can be activated when ones immune system is diminished.
That is why it is important to be treated early on.

In brief: Latent TB

Yes, the possibility exists that TB can be activated when ones immune system is diminished.
That is why it is important to be treated early on.
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