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Is Renal tuberculosis Contagious?

Infection and Renal tuberculosis

Renal tuberculosis may be contagious under rare circumstances. However, if the individual also has a current tuberculosis infection in their lungs, the bacteria can spread from person to person through air droplets. Renal tuberculosis may also become dormant, meaning the infection is not active and is not contagious.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Renal tuberculosis 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.

 

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