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  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria that usually affects the lungs. With careful treatment it can be cured.TB is the single biggest cause...

    From: Factsheets

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  • TB and HIV

    If HIV has weakened your immune system, you are more vulnerable to infection with tuberculosis (TB). TB is an infection caused by bacteria. It is...

    From: The basics

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  • Symptoms

    A chronic productive cough, shortness of breath, weight loss, fever, night sweats and fatigue are the classic symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis. However, these symptoms can...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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  • Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patients

    Vitamin D benefits breathing in tuberculosis patientsMedical XpressMaintaining adequate levels of vitamin D can help people breathe better and may even protect against tuberculosis (TB), according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

    26 March 2013 | Medical Xpress
  • Extrapulmonary tuberculosis - A challenging diagnosis

    For World TB Day 2013, ECDC is launching a video documentary that focuses on extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Two patient stories illustrate how difficult the diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB can be before proper treatment and care can start.

    20 March 2013 | ECDC video
  • New ECDC/WHO Euro report: One in five TB patients has extrapulmonary tuberculosis

    In the European Union, one in five tuberculosis patients has extrapulmonary TB and unlike pulmonary TB, this form of the disease does not show a downward trend. Extrapulmonary TB is rarely infectious but contributes significantly to TB-related morbidity and can cause complications, lifelong sequelae and disabilities.

    20 March 2013 | ECDC
  • TB study points to drugs to halt lung destruction

    Scientists have identified a key enzyme responsible for destroying lung tissue in tuberculosis (TB) and say the finding could lead swiftly to new treatments for the highly infectious disease.

    25 April 2011 | Reuters
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