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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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Simple Blood Test May Help Predict Children’s Risk of Developing Active Tuberculosis
Highlights:
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is often difficult to diagnose in children due to the shortage of effective s.....
‘Super-Boosting Approach’ to Treat Children Living With HIV and TB
A recent study in South Africa by a non-profit research and development organization Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDI) has released the s.....
New Method That May Aid Treatment of Tuberculosis
Highlights
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria invade human macrophages and prevent them from .....
Novel Model Assesses Cost, Effectiveness of Interventions for Bovine Tuberculosis
Bovine tuberculosis is an infectious disease of cattle caused by Mycobacterium bovis, which can also infect human beings. In many developin.....
'Survival Gene' Suppresses Mutation Rates in Tuberculosis Bacteria
Tuberculosis (TB), which is spread from person to person through the air, is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide with 1.8 million people dyi.....


Typhoid and Paratyphoid Enteric Fevers - Causes 
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
Shigellosis-Causes-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-Prognosis-Prevention-FAQ
Shigellosis or Bacillary Dysentery is a common cause of gastro-enteritis worldwide and can cause bloody diarrhea (called dysentery)... Read More
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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