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Were you looking for information about Tuberculosis? Tuberculose is a common misspelling of tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that is spread through the air from one person to another. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis and usually infects the lungs (but may also infect the kidneys, spine, and brain). Most people infected with the bacteria have latent tuberculosis and develop no symptoms. Without treatment, however, people with the latent form of the chronic disease can develop active tuberculosis and may experience chest pain, unexplained weight loss, and coughing up blood.
(Click Tuberculosis for more information about this disease, including how it is transmitted, how it is diagnosed, and what treatments are available. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on tuberculosis.)
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