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Tuberculosis

Introduction: Tuberculosis

Description of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (medical condition): Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacteria that usually causes disease in the lung. Many people become symptom-free carriers of ...more

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Tuberculosis: infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages).
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tuberculosis: A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that produces TUBERCULOSIS in humans, other primates, CATTLE; DOGS; and some other animals which have contact with humans. Growth tends to be in serpentine, cordlike masses in which the bacilli show a parallel orientation.
Source: Diseases Database

Tuberculosis: infectious diseases of man and animals caused by Mycobacterium species and characterized by formation of tubercles and caseous necrosis in the tissues; any organ may be affected but in man the lung is the major seat of the disease and the usual portal through which the infection reaches other organs.
Source: CRISP

Tuberculosis: Any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM.
Source: MeSH 2007

Tuberculosis: Related Topics

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Tuberculosis: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tuberculosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tuberculosis, or a subtype of Tuberculosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tuberculosis as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Tuberculosis as a Disease

Tuberculosis (medical condition): See Tuberculosis (disease information).
  »Introduction: Tuberculosis
  »Symptoms of Tuberculosis
  »Causes of Tuberculosis
  »Treatments for Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis: Related Diseases

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Tuberculosis: Article Excerpts

Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic bacterial infection, causes more deaths worldwide than any other infectious disease. TB is... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Tuberculosis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC)

Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic bacterial infection, causes more deaths worldwide than any other infectious disease. TB is... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Tuberculosis: NWHIC (Excerpt)

TB, or tuberculosis, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part... (Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC)

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Tuberculosis: Related Disease Topics

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Source: Diseases Database

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Tuberculosis:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Tuberculosis

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Other terms that may be related to Tuberculosis:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Tuberculosis

The following list attempts to classify Tuberculosis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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