Tuberculosis Articles A-Z
Active Tuberculosis - Drug-Resistant TB
This page contains links to eMedTV Tuberculosis Articles containing information on subjects from Active Tuberculosis to Drug-Resistant TB. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- Active Tuberculosis
Active tuberculosis is the more serious form of tuberculosis. As this eMedTV page explains, it affects 8 million people worldwide each year. Active tuberculosis occurs when the immune system is unable to stop the tuberculosis bacteria from growing.
- BCG Vaccine
In parts of the world where tuberculosis is common, infants may receive the BCG vaccine. This eMedTV page explains how the vaccine is used to prevent tuberculosis. This page also provides information on who should and shouldn't get the vaccine.
- Causes of Tuberculosis
As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This article talks more about the cause of TB and also discusses several risk factors for the disease.
- Directly Observed Therapy Program
As this eMedTV article explains, many people with tuberculosis are encouraged to enroll in a directly observed therapy program, which involves taking each dose of their medicine in front of a healthcare worker. This page discusses this program.
- Drug-Resistant TB
Drug-resistant TB is a condition in which patients with tuberculosis don't improve with standard treatment. This eMedTV page provides an overview of drug-resistant tuberculosis and explains why it is so difficult to treat.