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      Category : Health Centers > Infections (Infectious Diseases)


Alternate Names : TB, Phthisis

Tuberculosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the infection?

Avoidance of those with tuberculosis can prevent this infection, but is often not possible. Serious infections can sometimes be prevented when drugs are given after the initial infection but before serious disease develops.

What are the long-term effects of the infection?

Severe infection can result in permanent organ damage, such as brain damage, or even death.

What are the risks to others?

This infection can be spread to other people in some cases.

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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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