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    Untitled Tuberculosis (TB) JAMA
    A bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria are spread by airborne droplets expelled from the lungs when a person with active TB coughs, sneezes, or speaks. Repeated exposure to these droplets can lead to infection in the air sacs of the lungs. The immune defenses of healthy people usually prevent TB infection from spreading beyond a very small area of the lungs. If the body's immune system is impaired because of infection with HIV, aging, malnutrition, or other factors, the TB bacterium may begin to spread more widely in the lungs or to other tissues.
  • Tuberculosis (TB): SFAF
    an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that typically affects the lungs, but may also occur in other organs (extrapulmonary TB). Transmission generally occurs through inhalation of aerosolized sputum droplets. A combination of 4 chemotherapeutic drugs is standard therapy. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is resistant to several standard drugs and requires more aggressive treatment.
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