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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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TST Test Fails to Accurately Diagnose TB in HIV+ Pregnant Women
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Oregon Zoo Employees Infected by Tuberculosis After Exposure to Elephants
Seven workers at the Oregon Zoo in Portland were infected with tuberculosis (TB) following an outbreak starting in 2013 among three bull elephants.
Action Plan to Combat Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Released
For the release of the National Action Plan to Combat Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB), the American Thoracic Society applauds President Barack Obama .....
Expanded Regimens Associated With Improved Response in Multidrug-Resistant TB
The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) recommend a regimen consisting of at lea.....


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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