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Do you know if pneumonitis can lead to ptb?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes, it can't
Pneumonia caused by viruses or bacteria cannot lead to tuberculosis.
Tb can cause tuberculosis pneumonia.

In brief: Yes, it can't
Pneumonia caused by viruses or bacteria cannot lead to tuberculosis.
Tb can cause tuberculosis pneumonia.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
In brief: No
Pneumonitis is any type of inflammation in the lungs.
But pulmonary tuberculosis (which i'm assuming you refer to as ptb) can present as pneumonitis. Please see your doctor to get appropriate tests done for ruling out pulmonary tuberculosis.

In brief: No
Pneumonitis is any type of inflammation in the lungs.
But pulmonary tuberculosis (which i'm assuming you refer to as ptb) can present as pneumonitis. Please see your doctor to get appropriate tests done for ruling out pulmonary tuberculosis.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
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