- infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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TB is a highly contagious, bacterial disease which affects the lungs and other parts of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics.
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Infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It takes several forms, of which pulmonary tuberculosis is by far the most common. A vaccine, BCG, was developed around 1920 and...
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an infectious bacterial disease transmitted through the air that mainly affects the lungs
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TB is a complex illness. My attempts at a description in everyday English has been in progress for several months
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A slowly progressive infectious disease, which may affect many parts of the body, but which most notably causes a long standing infection of the lungs. Because of its slow onset, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, but it can usually be cured with appropriate drugs
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A chronic infectious disease that can affect a variety of organs. The most common variety is pulmonary tuberculosis or consumption, passed on via droplets in coughs and sneezes. Tuberculosis of the lymph glands in the neck was called scrofula or King's Evil. The disease could be contracted through infected milk. See consumption and King's Evil
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A serious infection of the lung requiring long term drug therapy
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A bacterial disease which affects the lungs.
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Our Tuberculosis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Tuberculosis Tuberculosis: A highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Abbreviated TB. Tubercles (tiny lumps) are a characteristic finding in TB. Diagnosis may be made by skin test, which if positive should will
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<disease, microbiology> An infection caused by a species of Mycobacterium, still remains a major worldwide health problem. Although deaths from this disease have declined since the 1950's there has been some increase in tuberculosis incidence. ... Tuberculosis is transmitted from person to person by an aerosol of organisms suspended in tiny d
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infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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a lung disease
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(too-bur″ku-lo´sis) any of the infectious diseases of humans or other animals caused by species of Mycobacterium and characterized by the formation of tubercles and caseous necrosis in the tissues. The usual causative species are M. tuberculosis and M. bovis. Tuberculosis varies widely in its manifestations and tends to...
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• (n.) A constitutional disease characterized by the production of tubercles in the internal organs, and especially in the lungs, where it constitutes the most common variety of pulmonary consumption.
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infectious disease that is caused by the tubercle bacillus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In most forms of the disease, the bacillus spreads slowly and ... [35 related articles]
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A group of infectious diseases caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) was once common worldwide: in 1906 it killed 1 in every 500 persons in the US. Its incidence has fallen greatly and continues to fall in developed countries, although it remains a major problem in poo...
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A highly contagious, infectious bacterial disease transmitted through the air that mainly affects the lungs. A skin test can be done to indicate infection. If not treated properly, TB can cause death. Because the risk of untreated tuberculosis is greater than the risk of medications used to treat the infection, pregnant women should be treated ...
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tuberculosis (TB), contagious, wasting disease caused by any of several mycobacteria. The most common form of the disease is tuberculosis of the lungs (pulmonary consumption, or phthisis), but the intestines, bones and joints, the skin, and the genitourinary, lymphatic, and nervous systems may also ...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease in humans and animals caused by the bacteria tubercule bacillus and characterised by the formation of tubercles in bodily tissues, especially the lungs.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tū-ber′kyū-lō′sis Definitions: 1. A specific disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the tubercle bacillus, which can affect almost any tissue or organ of the body, the most common site of the disease being the lungs. Primary TB is typically a mild or asymptomatic
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Infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis
. It takes several forms, of which pulmonary tuberculosis is by far the most common. A vaccine, BCG, was developed around 1920 and the first anti-tuberculosis drug, streptomycin, in 1944. The bacterium is mostly kept in check by the body's immune system...
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An ancient disease of humans and animals, caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Mycobacterium. Most infections in horses are caused by Mycobacterium bovis and are characterized by fever, respiratory difficulty, inappetence, weight loss, and lymph node enlargement.
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