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This page contains links to eMedTV Tuberculosis Articles containing information on subjects from TB Skin Test Reading to Tuberculosis Diagnosis. 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.
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  • TB Skin Test Reading
    A tuberculosis (TB) skin test reading is when a healthcare worker checks the results of your skin test. As this eMedTV article explains, the healthcare worker will check the injection site and measure the size of swelling to determine the results.
  • TB Test
    Taking a TB test is the most efficient way to detect latent tuberculosis. As explained in this eMedTV article, the most common methods for diagnosing tuberculosis are the TB blood test and the TB skin test. This page discusses each method in detail.
  • Tuberclosis
    Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that most often attacks the lungs. This eMedTV resource explains how many people with latent tuberculosis typically develop the active form of the disease. Tuberclosis is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tubercolosi
    Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the air. This eMedTV resource briefly describes latent and active tuberculosis and offers a link to more information on the disease. Tubercolosi is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tubercolosis
    Tuberculosis develops when the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium infects the lungs or other organs. This eMedTV segment describes the disease in more detail and explains how it can be prevented. Tubercolosis is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculocis
    Most people who have tuberculosis do not develop any symptoms. This article from the eMedTV archives covers how the tuberculosis bacterium is transmitted and explains how the disease is treated. Tuberculocis is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculoma
    Tuberculosis is a common infection that can be easily transmitted through the air. This eMedTV article lists symptoms of active tuberculosis and explains how the disease can be treated. Tuberculoma is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculos
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This eMedTV page explains how the TB bacterium is transmitted and explains what treatment involves. Tuberculos is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculose
    Tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial infection that is spread through the air. This eMedTV page explains what causes tuberculosis and describes potential symptoms of the active form of this disease. Tuberculose is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculoses
    Tuberculosis, a chronic bacterial infection, affects millions of people in the United States. This eMedTV page explains the different types of tuberculosis and also links to more information. Tuberculoses is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
  • Tuberculosis
    Tuberculosis is a type of chronic bacterial infection that generally affects the lungs. This segment of the eMedTV library explains how tuberculosis is spread through the air and also covers the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of this disease.
  • Tuberculosis Cure
    The tuberculosis cure usually involves taking antibiotics for 6-12 months. This portion of the eMedTV library explains how different antibiotics (such as isoniazid, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide) are combined to kill the disease-causing bacteria.
  • Tuberculosis Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV page explains, a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is based on a patient's physical exam, medical history, and test results. This article describes the process of diagnosing TB and explains how a TB skin test is administered.
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