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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) - What Happens

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

  3. 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).

  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) - Cause

    Learn about the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB).

  6. Tuberculosis (TB) - Treatment Overview

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

  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. Pneumonia - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Breathing Exercises: How to Use a Manual Incentive Spirometer ...

  9. Antibiotics for Pneumonia

    Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

  10. Pneumonia - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important for recovery from pneumonia. The following measures can help you recover and avoid complications, such as further infection or a buildup of fluid in the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural effusion). While at home: G

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