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Specialty infectious disease pulmonology.

Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis plus plus. When tb occurs outside your lungs signs and symptoms vary according to the organs involved. Tuberculosis other names phthisis phthisis pulmonalis consumption chest x ray of a person with advanced tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis tb mycobacterium tuberculosis mtb latent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis treatment your treatment will depend on your infection. Infection in both lungs is marked by white arrow heads and the formation of a cavity is marked by black arrows. If you have latent tb your doctor will give you medication to kill the bacteria so the infection doesnt become activeyou.

In most forms of the disease the bacillus spreads slowly and widely in the lungs causing the formation of hard nodules tubercles or large cheeselike masses that break down the respiratory. For example tuberculosis of the spine may give you back pain and.