Is Tuberculous uveitis Contagious?
Infection and Tuberculous uveitis
Tuberculous uveitis may be contagious under rare circumstances, unlike pulmonary tuberculosis (lung infection), which is spread from person to person through air droplets after coughing or sneezing.
Transmission of Tuberculous uveitis from Person to Person
Tuberculous uveitis is considered to be contagious between people.
Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route,
surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
Tuberculous uveitis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
The contagious disease, Tuberculous uveitis, can be transmitted:
- from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.
About contagion and contagiousness:
Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily
the spread of Tuberculous uveitis is possible from one person to another.
Other words for contagion include "infection", "infectiousness",
"transmission" or "transmissability".
Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics
or inheriting diseases from parents.
For an overview of contagion,
see Introduction to Contagion.