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  1. Topic Overview

    Home treatment is often needed for a baby who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Before you take your newborn home from the hospital,you need to be able to: Recognize the symptoms and know what to do if your baby has difficulty breathing or stops breathing. Perform CPR in the unlikely event that your baby will need it. Recognize the early signs of upper respiratory infection,such ...

  2. Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) - Topic Overview

    What is a pneumothorax?A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) results from a buildup of air in the space between the lung and the chest wall (pleural space). As the amount of air in this space increases, the pressure against the lung causes the lung to collapse. This prevents your lung from expanding properly when you try to breathe in, causing shortness of breath and chest pain. A pneumothorax may ...

  3. Tuberculosis (TB) - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose tuberculosis.

  4. Anti-Tuberculosis Medicines for Multidrug-Resistant TB

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  5. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Happens

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

  6. Tuberculosis (TB) - Medications

    Information on medications used to treat tuberculosis (TB).

  7. 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 ...

  8. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Increases Your Risk

    Read about risk factors for tuberculosis.

  9. Tuberculosis (TB) - Treatment Overview

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

  10. 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 ...

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