Is Tuberculosis(TB) the same as Pulmonary Tuberculosis?

Does one lead to the other, are they completely different, or is Pulmonary Tuberculosis a subcategory of TB?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Blisom,

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection caused by a germ called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, pulmonary tuberculosis, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system. Many years ago, this disease was referred to as "consumption" because without effective treatment, these patients often would waste away. Today, of course, tuberculosis usually can be treated successfully with antibiotics.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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