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Tuberculosis (TB)


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Symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) include a cough, feeling tired, a high temperature, night sweats, loss of appetite and weight loss.

Tests for tuberculosis (TB) include an X-ray of your chest or taking samples of your mucus. A skin test (Mantoux test) can check for latent TB.

The main treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is to take antibiotics for at least 6 months.

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria. It can spread through the coughs of people who have TB.

There is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) that can help protect some people who are at higher risk of catching it or getting seriously ill from it.

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body. It can be serious if it's not treated.

Page last reviewed: 20/04/2023
Next review due: 20/04/2026