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Tuberculosis
URLofthispage:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tuberculosis.html

Alsocalled:TB
Tuberculosis(TB)isabacterialinfectioncausedbyagermcalledMycobacteriumtuberculosis.Thebacteriausually attackthelungs,buttheycanalsodamageotherpartsofthebody.TBspreadsthroughtheairwhenapersonwithTB ofthelungsorthroatcoughs,sneezesortalks.Ifyouhavebeenexposed,youshouldgotoyourdoctorfortests.You aremorelikelytogetTBifyouhaveaweakimmunesystem. SymptomsofTBinthelungsmayinclude Abadcoughthatlasts3weeksorlonger Weightloss Coughingupbloodormucus Weaknessorfatigue Feverandchills Nightsweats Ifnottreatedproperly,TBcanbedeadly.YoucanusuallycureactiveTBbytakingseveralmedicinesforalongperiod oftime.PeoplewithlatentTBcantakemedicinesothattheydonotdevelopactiveTB. CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention

StartHere
Tuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/tuberculosis/htm/index.htm] (PatientEducationInstitute) AlsoavailableinSpanish [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tutorials/tuberculosisspanish/htm/index.htm] Tuberculosis(TB)[http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tuberculosis/understanding/pages/overview.aspx] (NationalInstituteofAllergyandInfectiousDiseases) Tuberculosis:GettingHealthy,StayingHealthy [http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tuberculosis/understanding/documents/tb.pdf] (NationalInstituteof AllergyandInfectiousDiseases)PDF AlsoavailableinSpanish [http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tuberculosis/understanding/documents/latuberculosis.pdf]

Overviews
QuestionsandAnswersaboutTB[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/faqs/default.htm] (CentersforDisease ControlandPrevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/esp/publications/faqs/default.htm] Tuberculosis[http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/tuberculosis/DS00372/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print] (Mayo FoundationforMedicalEducationandResearch) Tuberculosis(TB)[http://www.lung.org/lungdisease/tuberculosis/] (AmericanLungAssociation)

LatestNews
DrugShowedPromiseinClearingDrugResistantTuberculosis [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_130401.html] (10/17/2012,ReutersHealth)
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WorldTBCasesFall,ButDrugResistanceaWorry:WHO [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_130400.html] (10/17/2012,ReutersHealth) HomelessnessIsaRiskFactorforTB[http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsTB2011Data/index.html] (10/15/2012, CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) "Sunshine"VitaminDFoundToSpeedTuberculosisRecovery [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_128896.html] (09/03/2012,ReutersHealth) MoreNewsonTuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alphanews_t.html#tuberculosis]

Diagnosis/Symptoms
AFB(AcidFastBacillus)SmearandCulture [http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/afb_culture/test.html] (AmericanAssociationforClinical Chemistry) ChestXRay[http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/healthtopics/topics/cxray/] (NationalHeart,Lung,andBlood Institute) TestingforTBInfection[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/testing/default.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention) TuberculinSkinTesting[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/testing/skintesting.htm] (Centersfor DiseaseControlandPrevention) Tuberculosis:LearntheSignsandSymptomsofTBDisease [http://www.cdc.gov/Features/TBsymptoms/] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/Spanish/especialesCDC/SintomasTuberculosis/]

Treatment
FirstLineTreatmentforTuberculosis(TB),DrugResistantTBAVisualTour [http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tuberculosis/understanding/whatistb/visualtour/pages/firstline.aspx] (NationalInstituteofAllergyandInfectiousDiseases) StayingonTrackwithTBMedicine[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/pamphlets/TB_trtmnt.pdf] (Centersfor DiseaseControlandPrevention)PDF Treatment:LatentTBInfection(LTBI)andTBDisease [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/treatment/default.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) Tuberculosis(TB):Treatment[http://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/tb/treatment.aspx] (National JewishHealth)

Prevention/Screening
BCG(BacilleCalmetteGuerin)Vaccine [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/prevention/BCG.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/esp/publications/factsheets/prevention/BCG_es.htm] TBScreeningTests[http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/tbskin/tab/test] (AmericanAssociation forClinicalChemistry)

Coping
LivingwithTuberculosis[http://www.lung.org/lungdisease/tuberculosis/livingwithtuberculosis.html] (American LungAssociation)

SpecificConditions
DifferenceBetweenLatentTBInfectionandActiveTBDisease [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/LTBIandActiveTB.pdf] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention)PDF ExtensivelyDrugResistantTuberculosis(XDRTB) [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/drtb/xdrtb.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/esp/publications/factsheets/drtb/xdrtbspanish.htm] MultidrugResistantTuberculosis(MDRTB)[http://www.lung.org/lung disease/tuberculosis/factsheets/multidrugresistant.html] (AmericanLungAssociation)
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RelatedIssues
TuberculosisandHIV[http://www.aids.gov/hivaidsbasics/stayinghealthywithhivaids/potentialrelated healthproblems/tuberculosis/] (AIDS.gov) TuberculosisInformationforInternationalTravelers [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/tbtravelinfo.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/esp/publications/factsheets/general/tbtravelinfospanish.htm] Tuberculosis:AGuideforAdultsandAdolescentswithHIV [http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/brochures/tb.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) Tuberculosis:TheConnectionbetweenTBandHIV(theAIDSVirus) [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/pamphlets/tbandhiv_eng.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention)

Tutorials
Tuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/tuberculosis/htm/index.htm] (PatientEducation Institute) AlsoavailableinSpanish [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/tutorials/tuberculosisspanish/htm/index.htm]

Videos
DoINeedaTBTest?[http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/titles/engtbned.htm] (HealthyRoadsMedia) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/titles/spatbned.htm] IfIHadRecurringCoughandPositiveTBTest[http://www.insidermedicine.com/archives/If_I_Had_ _Recurring_Cough_and_Positive_TB_Test_ _Dr_Masae_Kawamura_MD_University_of_California_San_Francisco_2865.aspx] (Insidermedicine) TB&HIVADangerousPartnership[http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/titles/engtbhiv.htm] (HealthyRoads Media) WhatYouShouldKnowaboutTakingTuberculosisMedicines [http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/titles/engtbmeds.htm] (HealthyRoadsMedia)

Games
PlaytheTuberculosisGame[http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/tuberculosis/] (Nobel Foundation)

ClinicalTrials
ClinicalTrials.gov:Tuberculosis[http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/open/condition=%22Tuberculosis%22] (NationalInstitutesofHealth)

Research
Tuberculosis[http://report.nih.gov/NIHfactsheets/ViewFactSheet.aspx?csid=31] (NationalInstituteof AllergyandInfectiousDiseases) Tuberculosis(TB)[http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/tuberculosis/research/Pages/default.aspx] (National InstituteofAllergyandInfectiousDiseases)

JournalArticles
ReferencesandabstractsfromMEDLINE/PubMed(NationalLibraryofMedicine)

Article:Ridingthewaves:optimismandrealisminthetreatmentof... [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23115786?tool=MedlinePlus] Article:SouthernAfricandeclarationtargetsTBinminingsector. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23057075?tool=MedlinePlus] Article:Tuberculosisandliverdisease:managementissues.[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23025055? tool=MedlinePlus] Tuberculosisseemorearticles[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=(tuberculosis[majr]+NOT+ (latent[text]+OR+tuberculosis,multidrug+resistant[majr]))+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+AND+ (jsubsetk[text]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt]+OR+jsubsetn[text]+OR+jsubsetaim[text]+OR+review[pt]+


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OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt])+NOT+ (letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus] Latenttuberculosisseemorearticles[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term= (tuberculosis[mh]+AND+latent[text])+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+AND+ (review[pt]+OR+guideline[pt]+OR+clinical+trial[pt]+OR+jsubsetk[text]+OR+patient+education+handout[pt]+OR +jsubsetaim[text]+OR+jsubsetn[text])+NOT+ (letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt]+OR+case+reports[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus] Multidrugresistanttuberculosisseemorearticles[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed? term=tuberculosis,multidrug+resistant[majr]+AND+english[la]+AND+humans[mh]+NOT+ (letter[pt]+OR+editorial[pt])+AND+%22last+1+Year%22[edat]&tool=MedlinePlus]

Dictionaries/Glossaries
TBTerms[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/glossary.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention)

Directories
StateTBControlOffices[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/links/tboffices.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention)

Organizations
AmericanLungAssociation[http://www.lung.org/] CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention[http://www.cdc.gov/] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/] NationalInstituteofAllergyandInfectiousDiseases[http://www.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx]

Statistics
NCHHSTPAtlas[http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/atlas/] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) ReportedTuberculosisintheUnitedStates,2010[http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsTB2010Data/] (Centersfor DiseaseControlandPrevention) StateProfiles:HIV/AIDS,ViralHepatitis,STD,andTBPrevention [http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/usmap.htm] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) TBintheUnitedStates,aSnapshot:2010 [http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/TBTrends2010FactSheet.pdf] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention)PDF TB/HIVFacts20112012[http://www.who.int/tb/publications/TBHIV_Facts_for_2011.pdf] (WorldHealth Organization)PDF TuberculosisandDiabetes[http://www.who.int/tb/publications/diabetes_tb.pdf] (WorldHealthOrganization) PDF

Children
TBinChildrenintheUnitedStates[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/populations/TBinChildren/default.htm] (Centers forDiseaseControlandPrevention) Tuberculosis[http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/tuberculosis.html] (NemoursFoundation) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://kidshealth.org/parent/en_espanol/infecciones/tuberculosis_esp.html] TuberculosisinChildren[http://www.lung.org/lungdisease/tuberculosis/tuberculosisinchildren fact.html] (AmericanLungAssociation)

Teenagers
Tuberculosis[http://kidshealth.org/teen/infections/bacterial_viral/tuberculosis.html] (NemoursFoundation) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://kidshealth.org/teen/en_espanol/directory/tuberculosis_esp.html]

Women
TuberculosisandPregnancy[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/specpop/pregnancy.htm] (Centers forDiseaseControlandPrevention) AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/esp/publications/factsheets/specpop/pregnancy_es.htm]
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PatientHandouts
Chestxray[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003804.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003804.htm] Coughingupblood[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003073.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003073.htm] Disseminatedtuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000624.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/000624.htm] Mediastinoscopywithbiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003864.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003864.htm] Meningitistuberculous[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000650.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/000650.htm] MultidrugResistantTuberculosis(MDRTB) [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/drtb/MDRTB.pdf] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) PDF Openpleuralbiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003863.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003863.htm] Pleuralneedlebiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003862.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003862.htm] Pulmonarytuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000077.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/000077.htm] Scrofula[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001354.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/001354.htm] Takingmedicinestotreattuberculosis [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000425.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/patientinstructions/000425.htm] ThoracicCT[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003788.htm] AlsoavailableinSpanish[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/003788.htm] TuberculosisFactsExposuretoTB [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factseries/exposure_eng.pdf] (CentersforDiseaseControlandPrevention) PDF TuberculosisFactsTBCanBeTreated[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factseries/cure_eng.pdf] (Centers forDiseaseControlandPrevention)PDF TuberculosisFactsTestingforTB[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factseries/skintest_eng.pdf] (Centers forDiseaseControlandPrevention)PDF TuberculosisFactsYouCanPreventTB [http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factseries/prevention_eng.pdf] (CentersforDiseaseControland Prevention)PDF Tuberculosis:GeneralInformation[http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/factsheets/general/tb.pdf] (Centersfor DiseaseControlandPrevention)PDF

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ACElevels[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003567.htm] Acidfaststain[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003766.htm] Chestxray[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003804.htm] Coughingupblood[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003073.htm] Disseminatedtuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000624.htm] Gastricculture[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003378.htm] Hemoglobinuria[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003363.htm] Mediastinoscopywithbiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003864.htm] Meningitistuberculous[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000650.htm] Mycobacterialculture[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003740.htm] Openpleuralbiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003863.htm] Pleuralfluidculture[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003725.htm] Pleuralneedlebiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003862.htm] PPDskintest[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003839.htm] Pulmonarytuberculosis[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000077.htm]
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Routinesputumculture[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003723.htm] Scrofula[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001354.htm] Sputumstainformycobacteria[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003724.htm] Synovialbiopsy[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003922.htm] Takingmedicinestotreattuberculosis [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000425.htm] ThoracicCT[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003788.htm]

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MycobacterialInfections[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mycobacterialinfections.html] Infections[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infections.html] LungsandBreathing[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungsandbreathing.html] TheprimaryNIHorganizationforresearchonTuberculosisistheNationalInstituteofAllergyandInfectiousDiseases [http://www.niaid.nih.gov/] TuberculosisMultipleLanguages[http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/tuberculosis.html] Datelastupdated:18October2012 Topiclastreviewed:25July2012

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