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When tb occurs outside your lungs signs and symptoms vary according to the organs involved.

Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infection in both lungs is marked by white arrow heads and the formation of a cavity is marked by black arrows. Tuberculosis tb mycobacterium tuberculosis mtb latent tuberculosis. If you have latent tb your doctor will give you medication to kill the bacteria so the infection doesnt become activeyou.

Tuberculosis treatment your treatment will depend on your infection. Specialty infectious disease pulmonology. Tuberculosis plus plus. Tuberculosis can also affect other parts of your body including your kidneys spine or brain.

Tuberculosis other names phthisis phthisis pulmonalis consumption chest x ray of a person with advanced tuberculosis. In most forms of the disease the bacillus spreads slowly and widely in the lungs causing the formation of hard nodules tubercles or large cheeselike masses that break down the respiratory.