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  1. 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.

  2. Tuberculosis (TB) - Cause

    Learn about the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB).

  3. 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.

  4. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Happens

    Tuberculosis (TB) develops when Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria are inhaled into the lungs.

  5. Tuberculosis (TB) - Treatment Overview

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

  6. Tuberculosis Screening - 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 ...

  7. Tuberculosis (TB) - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose tuberculosis.

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

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

  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. Tuberculosis (TB) - Medications

    Information on medications used to treat tuberculosis (TB).

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