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What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Lung inflammation

Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection.
It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs.

In brief: Lung inflammation

Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection.
It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs.
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