What are the treatments for tuberculosis?

Answer Tuberculosis (TB), a chronic infection caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, typically affects the lungs. TB can be spread through close contact. As a treatment precaution, Health Encyclop... Read More »

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What is a tuberculosis test?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a condition caused by bacteria that affects the lungs (and sometimes other parts of the body). A skin test is done to help check for the presence of these bacteria.Identificati... Read More »

What is the outcome of tuberculosis?

The bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes the disease tuberculosis, which affects the lungs of the infected. The bacteria causes pneumonia and inflammation of the lungs which can make breathin... Read More »

What is PPD when testing for tuberculosis?

PPD stands for the purified protein derivative that a health care provider injects under the top layer of the skin, causing a blister to form under the skin. The test is also known as a tuberculosi... Read More »

What is the scientific name for tuberculosis?

The scientific name for tuberculosis is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Also commonly known as TB, or tubercle bacillus, it affects the lungs and is spread through coughing. Tuberculosis is known to be... Read More »