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What does it mean to have latent TB infection (ltbi)?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dormant infection
Latent TB means you have been exposed to TB somehow, and its dormant (sleeping) in your body, suppressed by your immune system, but not fully removed.

In brief: Dormant infection
Latent TB means you have been exposed to TB somehow, and its dormant (sleeping) in your body, suppressed by your immune system, but not fully removed.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dormant
It means that the person carries the bacteria that cause TB in a dormant stage, typically no symptoms are noted, and it is a non contagious state.
In contrast, when TB is active, there is a raging fight with TB having the upper hand, several symptoms are noted, the person is usually coughing and transmitting the disease.

In brief: Dormant
It means that the person carries the bacteria that cause TB in a dormant stage, typically no symptoms are noted, and it is a non contagious state.
In contrast, when TB is active, there is a raging fight with TB having the upper hand, several symptoms are noted, the person is usually coughing and transmitting the disease.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Protect yourself
Take med to protect yourself and see lung expert probably inh for nine months.

In brief: Protect yourself
Take med to protect yourself and see lung expert probably inh for nine months.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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