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What is Tuberculosis? And it's symptoms?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Bacterial infection

TB is an infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The most common location of infection is in the lungs and is manifested by cough with sputum, low grade fever and weight loss. TB can spread to other organs too if left untreated. Chest xray, serologic testing or sputum culture are means to diagnose. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

In brief: Bacterial infection

TB is an infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
The most common location of infection is in the lungs and is manifested by cough with sputum, low grade fever and weight loss. TB can spread to other organs too if left untreated. Chest xray, serologic testing or sputum culture are means to diagnose. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Infectious Disease

Tuberculosis is highly contagious disease caused by bacteria MYCOBACTERIUM Tuberculosis.
Most commonly effects the lungs but can also effect other organs like Bones(spine)kidneys&lymph nodes Presents with cough.sputum.Low grade fever&weight loss.It is diagnosed by a skin test(PPD).Chest Xrays,Sputum culture for TB Bacilli. It is treated with multiple Antibiotics INH.Rifampin,Pyrazanamide&Ethambutol

In brief: Infectious Disease

Tuberculosis is highly contagious disease caused by bacteria MYCOBACTERIUM Tuberculosis.
Most commonly effects the lungs but can also effect other organs like Bones(spine)kidneys&lymph nodes Presents with cough.sputum.Low grade fever&weight loss.It is diagnosed by a skin test(PPD).Chest Xrays,Sputum culture for TB Bacilli. It is treated with multiple Antibiotics INH.Rifampin,Pyrazanamide&Ethambutol
Dr. Yash Khanna
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