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What are types of tuberculosis (TB)?

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You can have TB and not know it. That’s called latent TB. But if you have active TB, you’ll have symptoms like coughing for weeks, weight loss, bloody phlegm, and night sweats. The active form of the disease is more serious.

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Routine tests during pregnancy.”

CDC: “TB treatment and pregnancy,” “TB and pregnancy.”

National Health Service/Public Health England: “Pregnancy and tuberculosis.”

Drug safety : “Drug treatment for tuberculosis during pregnancy: Safety considerations.”

Queensland Health (Australia): “Guideline: Treatment of tuberculosis in pregnant women and newborn infants.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Routine tests during pregnancy.”

CDC: “TB treatment and pregnancy,” “TB and pregnancy.”

National Health Service/Public Health England: “Pregnancy and tuberculosis.”

Drug safety : “Drug treatment for tuberculosis during pregnancy: Safety considerations.”

Queensland Health (Australia): “Guideline: Treatment of tuberculosis in pregnant women and newborn infants.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 12, 2018

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