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Can tuberculosis lead to copd?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not typically

Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis.
It can causes scarring and enlargement of the airways. But, typically, it does not cause copd. Smoking, far and away, is the greatest cause of copd.

In brief: Not typically

Tuberculosis is an infection by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis.
It can causes scarring and enlargement of the airways. But, typically, it does not cause copd. Smoking, far and away, is the greatest cause of copd.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are more than 2-3 million patients with tuberculosis world wide, every year. They do not develop COPD from tuberculosis.
Smoking can do it, however.

In brief: No

There are more than 2-3 million patients with tuberculosis world wide, every year. They do not develop COPD from tuberculosis.
Smoking can do it, however.
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