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Lungs and Respiration :
Tuberculosis / Pulmonary Tuberculosis / Lung Tuberculosis / TB

Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious and often deadly disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary or lung tuberculosis.

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Tuberculosis: China Reports 900,000 New TB Cases Every Year
China registers around 900,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year. Despite a decline in tuberculosis cases in 2011, China remains among the 30 count.....
Unite to End TB: World Tuberculosis Day 2017
Highlights:
  • World Tuberculosis Day 2017 will be observed on 24th March
  • The theme is .....
World Tuberculosis Day: Candlelight Vigil at India Gate for TB Victims
On the eve of the World Tuberculosis Day, Members of the Parliament, policymakers, TB patients, survivors, and citizens of the civil society, gathered.....
TB Alliance Sublicenses Promising Tuberculosis Drug ‘Sutezolid'
On the World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced a licensing agreement for the clinical development of sutezol.....
Malnourished Children More Prone To Tuberculosis
Children below five years are at a greater risk for developing tuberculosis (TB), reported experts. Malnutrition or undernutrition accounts for more t.....


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Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers are caused by bacteria called Salmonella typhi. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers are discussed... Read More
Screening Tests for Tuberculosis
Tuberculin skin test and Interferon – Release Assays are tests used to screen for tuberculosis... Read More
Tuberculosis - Spread - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, primarily affects the lung. It may spread to other organs... Read More
Drug Resistance – Antibiotic or Antimicrobial Resistance
Drug resistance is often a problem in malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and hospital acquired diseases. Judicious use of antibiotics can control the problem... Read More
Renal Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis & Treatment
Renal tuberculosis or tuberculosis of the kidney is a type of genitourinary tuberculosis that can be treated with anti-tubercular medications... Read More
Diet in Tuberculosis | Tuberculosis Diet
Patients with tuberculosis should eat a healthy diet so that they build up their immunity to fight against tuberculosis... Read More
Stomach / Intestinal / Abdominal Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Abdominal tuberculosis, which is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, affects the gastrointestinal tract, spleen, pancreas, liver, peritoneum, omentum and lymph nodes adjacent to these organs... Read More
Skin Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Skin tuberculosis is a rare form of tuberculosis that occurs outside the lung. Infection is exogenous through contact or internally from another infectious site. .. Read More
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Reflux Esophagitis- Overview
Reflux esophagitis is a condition causing inflamation of the lining of the esophagus.This happens when there is a upward movement of the acid from the stomach due to weakness of the esophageal sphincter... Read More





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