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  1. Tuberculosis (TB) - Home Treatment

    An overview of home treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

  2. Tuberculosis (TB) - Prevention

    Get the facts about preventing tuberculosis (TB).

  3. Tuberculosis (TB) - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose tuberculosis.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Happens

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

  6. 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.

  7. Tuberculosis (TB) - Cause

    Learn about the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB).

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

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

  9. Tuberculosis (TB) - Treatment Overview

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

  10. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TB) - Topic Overview

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurs when the bacteria are resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin. This means that these medicines are unable to kill the bacteria. The reasons antibiotic resistance occurs include: Medicine treatment failure. Failure to complete the entire course of treatment is the major cause of multidrug-resistant TB. If all of the medicines prescribed are ...

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