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Tuberculosis (TB)

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This six-page handout educates people about tuberculosis, or TB, which is a disease caused by bacteria that usually attack the lungs. It explains the difference between latent TB infection and active TB disease, and lists signs of active TB. It discusses the TB skin test for infection, as well as the blood test, chest x-ray, and sputum tests. The document provides an overview of care and treatment with TB medicines, and respiratory isolation for those persons who need to be admitted to a hospital for treatment. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Latent tuberculosis, Tuberculin test, Tuberculosis
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2012
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