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What are symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) disease?

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In some cases, the TB bacteria overcome your body's immune system and multiply. This becomes TB disease. You'll have symptoms that may include:

TB disease is serious and needs treatment.

  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue

From: TB (Tuberculosis) Tests WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Tuberculosis - Diagnosis."

CDC: "Testing for TB Infection," "Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Disease,"  "The Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Tuberculosis (Beyond the Basics)."

National Jewish Health: "Tuberculosis: Diagnosis."

American Lung Association: "Diagnosing and Treating Tuberculosis."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Tuberculosis - Diagnosis."

CDC: "Testing for TB Infection," "Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Disease,"  "The Difference Between Latent TB Infection and TB Disease."

UpToDate: "Patient education: Tuberculosis (Beyond the Basics)."

National Jewish Health: "Tuberculosis: Diagnosis."

American Lung Association: "Diagnosing and Treating Tuberculosis."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 15, 2019

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