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What is latent TB infection?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: A dormant infection

Latent TB is when someone gets TB and the body is able to suppress the infection but not fully get rid of the organism. They are then "dormant".
When your immune system gets compromised or weakened the infection can "wake up" and reactive and become active again.

In brief: A dormant infection

Latent TB is when someone gets TB and the body is able to suppress the infection but not fully get rid of the organism. They are then "dormant".
When your immune system gets compromised or weakened the infection can "wake up" and reactive and become active again.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: You inhaled it

You inhaled it but do not have the disease.
Check with your doc and protect yourself, usually with nine months of isoniazid.

In brief: You inhaled it

You inhaled it but do not have the disease.
Check with your doc and protect yourself, usually with nine months of isoniazid.
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