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. Which specific symptoms you have
will depend on whether your TB infection is in your lungs (the most common
site) or in another part of your body (extrapulmonary TB).
A lung injury can occur in many ways. A car accident could cause a harmful blow and a punctured lung. Or lungs can become injured from inhaling harmful chemicals. A lung injury can even occur while being treated in the hospital for an infection or while on a ventilator. If you or someone you love has an injured lung, you may want to understand better how it occurred and what your health care providers are doing to help.
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Symptoms of an active TB infection outside the lungs
Symptoms of TB outside the lungs (extrapulmonary TB) vary widely depending on which area of the body is infected. For
example, back pain can be a symptom of TB in the spine, or your neck may get
lymph nodes in the neck are infected.