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Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious and often deadly disease caused by the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis. When it attacks the lungs, it is called pulmonary or lung tuberculosis.

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Pulmonary TB can be Cured With Shorter Treatment
Patients with active tuberculosis could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines recommend, found new analys.....
How Kerala is Battling Against Tuberculosis and Winning
Agathi mandiram also known as poor people's home in Kollam city was established to give shelter to beggars. The residents are mostly homeless people w.....
Naturally-occurring Antibiotic Could Fight Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • A naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A that may help fight against drug-.....
New Naturally Occurring Antibiotic May Help Fight Against Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
Naturally occurring antibiotic known as kanglemycin A may be effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, repor.....
Tuberculosis Remains as World's Deadliest Infectious Disease: WHO
Tuberculosis (TB) still remains as the world's deadliest infectious disease, despite averting about 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, wa.....

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Screening Tests for Tuberculosis
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Tuberculosis - Spread - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - FAQs
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Drug Resistance – Antibiotic or Antimicrobial Resistance
Drug resistance is often a problem in malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and hospital acquired diseases. Judicious use of antibiotics can control the problem... Read More
Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a globally serious infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It occurs as multidrug-resistant or MDR TB or in its more severe form, extensively drug-resistant or XDR TB... Read More
Renal Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis & Treatment
Renal tuberculosis or tuberculosis of the kidney is a type of genitourinary tuberculosis that can be treated with anti-tubercular medications... Read More
Diet in Tuberculosis | Tuberculosis Diet
Patients with tuberculosis should eat a healthy diet so that they build up their immunity to fight against tuberculosis... Read More
Stomach / Intestinal / Abdominal Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Abdominal tuberculosis, which is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, affects the gastrointestinal tract, spleen, pancreas, liver, peritoneum, omentum and lymph nodes adjacent to these organs... Read More
Skin Tuberculosis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Skin tuberculosis is a rare form of tuberculosis that occurs outside the lung. Infection is exogenous through contact or internally from another infectious site. .. Read More

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