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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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Antibiotics Recommended to Prevent Drug Resistant TB Strains
A computer model of TB has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant .....
Child With Drug-resistant TB Successfully Treated at Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Children's Center specialists report that they have treated and put in remission a 2-year-old, now age 5, with a highly virulent form of.....
GHIT Fund Invests $10.7 Million To Fight Malaria, Dengue, TB and Leishmaniasis
The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund) announced that it would invest US$ 10.7 million to find more effective tools to control and e.....
Indonesia Signs Bali Declaration to Prevent the Looming TB Diabetes Co-epidemic
After convening a two-day summit this week in Bali, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, together with the International Union Against Tuberculosis and .....
Fighting Tuberculosis Needs New Approach As the Death Rate Remains High
It is high time to change the approach to fighting tuberculosis (TB) as the death rates remain high at 1.5 million every year, says a new study publis.....

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
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
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
Ebola Virus Disease | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Cause Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment
Ebola is caused by a virus via direct contact with body fluids or infected blood. Scientists have identified five types of Ebola or Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus... Read More
Indigestion Or Dyspepsia - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Indigestion or dyspepsia is referred to nonspecific symptoms or discomfort that causes persistent pain or fullness in the upper abdomen, soon after the meal starts... Read More

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