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What happens when someone breathes in TB germs?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Catches Tb
The germs get to the lung.
The body responds. If there is enough germs a fight ensues. Symptoms are usually absent or mild. If not eradicated, the germs are kept in check and go dormant. Sometime later, even many years later, they can break out and cause active infection in the body, most commonly the lungs.

In brief: Catches Tb
The germs get to the lung.
The body responds. If there is enough germs a fight ensues. Symptoms are usually absent or mild. If not eradicated, the germs are kept in check and go dormant. Sometime later, even many years later, they can break out and cause active infection in the body, most commonly the lungs.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: LTBI
You can get it check with your doc now and 3 months later.

In brief: LTBI
You can get it check with your doc now and 3 months later.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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