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  1. Tuberculosis (TB) - Treatment Overview

    Doctors treat tuberculosis (TB) with antibiotics to kill the TB bacteria. Learn more.

  2. Topic Overview

    All cases of tuberculosis (TB) are reported to the local or state health department,because the disease can spread to others and cause outbreaks. Major health authorities keep track of TB outbreaks and encourage early testing for people who are at risk for the disease. The CDC recommends TB testing for people who: 1 Have a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or another condition that ...

  3. Tuberculosis (TB) - Surgery

    Surgery is rarely used to treat tuberculosis (TB). However, it may be used to treat complications of an infection in the lungs or another part of the body.

  4. Tuberculosis (TB) - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about possible symptoms of tuberculosis.

  5. Tuberculosis (TB) - Prevention

    Get the facts about preventing tuberculosis (TB).

  6. Tuberculosis (TB) - Cause

    Learn about the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB).

  7. Tuberculosis (TB) - Symptoms

    If you have latent tuberculosis (TB), you do not have symptoms and cannot spread the disease to others. If you have active TB, you do have symptoms and can spread the disease to others.

  8. Tuberculosis (TB) - Home Treatment

    An overview of home treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

  9. Tuberculosis (TB) - Topic Overview

    What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that is most often found in the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can spread to other parts of the body (extrapulmonary TB).

  10. Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (Nosocomial Pneumonia) - Topic Overview

    What is healthcare-associated pneumonia? Healthcare-associated pneumonia (nosocomial pneumonia) is pneumonia that you get when you are in a hospital or nursing home. Experts generally consider it a more serious illness than pneumonia that people get in daily life (community-associated pneumonia). This is because the person with healthcare-associated pneumonia may already have a serious illness. ...

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