Introduction: Latent tuberculosis


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Latent tuberculosis: Infection with the bacteria causing tuberculosis but without any disease or symptoms.

Latent tuberculosis: It is possible and very common to be infected with TB and not have TB disease. In most people who breathe in TB bacteria and become infected, the body is able to fight the bacteria to stop them from growing. The bacteria become inactive, but they remain alive in the body and can become active later. This is called TB infection.1

Researching symptoms of Latent tuberculosis: Further information about the symptoms of Latent tuberculosis is available including a list of symptoms of Latent tuberculosis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Latent tuberculosis: Various information is available about treatments available for Latent tuberculosis, or research treatments for other diseases.

Statistics and Latent tuberculosis: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Latent tuberculosis, prevalence and incidence statistics for Latent tuberculosis, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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