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What is Tuberculosis, pulmonary?

What is Tuberculosis, pulmonary?

  • Tuberculosis, pulmonary: Lung infection caused by a contagious bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection occurs through inhalation of contaminants from infected people. Infection may spread from the lungs to other organs. The infection may incubate for years, be asymptomatic or produced symptoms within weeks. Immunocompromised people may suffer severe symptoms.

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

Tuberculosis, pulmonary: Introduction

Types of Tuberculosis, pulmonary:

Broader types of Tuberculosis, pulmonary:

What causes Tuberculosis, pulmonary?

Causes of Tuberculosis, pulmonary: see causes of Tuberculosis, pulmonary

What are the symptoms of Tuberculosis, pulmonary?

Symptoms of Tuberculosis, pulmonary: see symptoms of Tuberculosis, pulmonary

Can anyone else get Tuberculosis, pulmonary?

More information: see contagiousness of Tuberculosis, pulmonary
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tuberculosis, pulmonary

Tuberculosis, pulmonary: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tuberculosis, pulmonary.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tuberculosis, pulmonary.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tuberculosis, pulmonary: Infectious Disease Specialist, Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tuberculosis, pulmonary.
Treatments for Tuberculosis, pulmonary: see treatments for Tuberculosis, pulmonary
Research for Tuberculosis, pulmonary: see research for Tuberculosis, pulmonary

Name and Aliases of Tuberculosis, pulmonary

Main name of condition: Tuberculosis, pulmonary

Other names or spellings for Tuberculosis, pulmonary:

Pulmonary Kochs

Pulmonary kochs
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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