Specialty infectious disease pulmonology.
Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis tb mycobacterium tuberculosis mtb latent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis other names phthisis phthisis pulmonalis consumption chest x ray of a person with advanced tuberculosis. Tuberculosis plus plus. For example tuberculosis of the spine may give you back pain and.
Infection in both lungs is marked by white arrow heads and the formation of a cavity is marked by black arrows. If you have latent tb your doctor will give you medication to kill the bacteria so the infection doesnt become activeyou. When tb occurs outside your lungs signs and symptoms vary according to the organs involved. 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.
Tb tb pulmonary tuberculosis chicken tuberculosis fowl tuberculosis. Tuberculosis infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis.