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by Badash M

(TB)

 

Symptoms

Latent TB does not cause symptoms. Once symptoms appear, the disease becomes active. Active TB may cause:
  • Severe cough that lasts more than two weeks
  • Coughing up blood and mucus
  • Pain in the chest
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite
 

RESOURCES

American Lung Association
http://www.lung.org

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
http://www.niaid.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

The Canadian Lung Association
http://www.lung.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Hawkridge T, Mahomed H. Prospects for a new, safer and more effective TB vaccine. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2011 Mar;12(1):46-51.


Active tuberculosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated August 22, 2013. Accessed September 3, 2013.


Latent Tuberculosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated March 21, 2013, 2013. Accessed September 3, 2013.


Tuberculosis (TB). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/tb/topic/basics/default.htm . Updated March 13, 2012. Accessed September 3, 2013.


12/16/2011DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Sterling T, Villarino E, Borisov A, et al. Three months of rifapentine and isoniazid for latent tuberculosis infection. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(23):2155.

 

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