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What happens if you have tuberculosis?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Its depends

Two types of tuberculosis (TB) exist.
Each requires a specialist. Active TB often leads to fevers, cough, weight loss, weakness & night sweats. This type of TB is serious, highly contagious & requires several antibiotics to be taken for months. Fortunately active TB is a rare infection in the USA. Latent TB is more common, causes no symptoms, but it still requires an antibiotic for 6 to 9 months.

In brief: Its depends

Two types of tuberculosis (TB) exist.
Each requires a specialist. Active TB often leads to fevers, cough, weight loss, weakness & night sweats. This type of TB is serious, highly contagious & requires several antibiotics to be taken for months. Fortunately active TB is a rare infection in the USA. Latent TB is more common, causes no symptoms, but it still requires an antibiotic for 6 to 9 months.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Treat

Once you doctor diagnoses you to have tuberculosis, it is to be treated as per cdc recomendations.

In brief: Treat

Once you doctor diagnoses you to have tuberculosis, it is to be treated as per cdc recomendations.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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