A constitutional disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (also called the Tubercle bacillus), characterized by the production of tubercles in the internal organs, and especially in the lungs, where it constitutes the most common variety of pulmonary phthisis (consumption). The Mycobacteria are slow-growing and without cell walls, and are thus not affected by the beta-lactam antibiotics; treatment is difficult, usually requiring simultaneous administration of multiple antibiotics to effect a cure. Prior to availability of antibiotic treatment, the cure required extensive rest, for which special sanatoriums were constructed.
a usully chronic, highly variable disease that is caused by the tubercle bacillus and rarely in the U.S. by a related mycobacterium (Mycobacterium bovis); usually is communicated by inhalation of the airborne causative agent; affects especially the lungs but may spread to other areas (as the kidneys or spinal column) from local lesions or by way of the lymph or blood vessels; characterized by fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, inflammatory infiltrations, formation of tubercles, caseation (necrosis with conversion of damaged tissue into a soft cheesy substance), pleural effusion, and fibrosis
infection of the lungs and pleurae caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Bacterial infection that usually results in a serious lung disorder
A contagious infection primarily affecting the lungs and sometimes other organs, caused by Myobacterium tuberculosis.
a disease, also know as consumption or "TB," which leads to the degeneration of the lungs; still found throughout the world though uncommon in the United States. Now curable but historically fatal. In 1840 Dr. John Croghan, owner of Mammoth Cave, built a hospital within Mammoth Cave to treat sufferers of TB, believing the constant temperature and humidity would help in their recovery.
TB, is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack any part of your body, but they usually attack the lungs. TB is spread through the air from one person to another. The bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs or sneezes.
disease caused by a bacteria called mycobacteria tuberculosis; abbreviated TB. TB usually involves the lungs but may also appear in any part of the body.
An infection and lung disease caused by bacteria, with symptoms that include coughing, fever, weight loss, and chest pain.
(TB) a potentially fatal disease that usually attacks the lungs. Tuberculosis bacteria are spread from person to person through the air when the infected person coughs or spits?. There are medications for treating TB, but TB bacteria have developed immunity to many of them
Contagious, bacterial infection caused by the germ mycobacterium tuberculosis. Usually affects the lungs, but may spread to other organs.
An ancient disease of humans and animals, caused by bacteria belonging to the genus Mycobacterium. Most infections in horses are caused by Mycobacterium bovis and are characterized by fever, respiratory difficulty, inappetence, weight loss, and lymph node enlargement.
infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
A long-term infection, caused by bacteria, which usually affects the lungs. Tuberculosis is spread through eating or breathing infected droplets. If not successfully treated with antibiotics, the disease can cause severe damage to the lungs.
TB is a highly contagious, bacterial disease which affects the lungs and other parts of the body. It can be treated with antibiotics.
A clinically active, symptomatic disease caused by infection with a member of the M. tuberculosis complex.
caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, stimulating specific tissue reactions resulting in necrosis. The lung is the organ most frequently affected, but other organs are also commonly involved. If the respiratory system is severely compromised, blood oxygen levels may drop and make surgical management more complicated.
A contagious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Universal precautions: Guidelines used by health care providers to help protect them against blood borne germs, such as HIV.
A chronic, airborne disease caused by the tubercle bacillus. It affects the lungs but may spread to other areas (such as the kidney or spinal column) from local lesions or by way of the lymph or blood vessels, It is characterized by fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
an infection caused by a species of Mycobacterium.
an infectious disease caused by the bacteria turbercle bacillus. It most commonly affect the respiratory system though it may infect the gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, the joints, bones, nervous system, skin and lymph nodes.
An infectious bacterial disease transmitted through the air that mainly affects the lungs.
Serious and once-common infectious disease now making a comeback as a consequence of the AIDS epidemic. Tuberculosis can cause a form of prostatitis.
an infectious disease affecting the lungs more than any other anatomic location, caused by the tubercle bacillus; symptoms include cough, chest pains, fatigue, sweating, and weight loss.
Infected by, or having to do with tuberculosis.
An infectious disease which usually attacks the lungs.
an infection that is passed back and forth between humans by coughing that is more common in persons with HIV, persons who are alcoholics, persons who have been in jail, and persons born in certain areas of the world (for example, South America, Vietnam, Eastern Europe)
A disease spread through the air by bacteria, affecting mammals (including humans). It usually attacks the lungs, and coughing spreads the bacteria; however, it can also attack other organs such as the kidneys and brain. If not treated properly, TB can cause death.
An infectious disease, most commonly affecting the lungs but which can also affect the brain meninges (the membranes that surround the brain) and other parts of the body, which is caused by a slow-growing, waxy bacterium.
A highly infectious disease that usually affects the lungs
a bacterial infection.
an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that typically affects the lungs, but may also occur in other organs (extrapulmonary TB). Transmission generally occurs through inhalation of aerosolized sputum droplets. A combination of 4 chemotherapeutic drugs is standard therapy. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is resistant to several standard drugs and requires more aggressive treatment.
TB A clinically active, symptomatic disease caused by an organism in the M. tuberculosis complex (usually M.tuberculosis or, rarely, M. bovis or M.africanum).
An infectious disease, usually attacking the lungs.
Any of the infectious diseases of man and other animals caused by species of MYCOBACTERIUM
an infectious disease most commonly affecting the lungs. Treatment with antibiotics takes many months.
an infectious disease caused by the tubercle bacillus and characterised by the formation of tubercles in body tissues, especially in the lungs (consumption. TB)
(tuh-ber-kyoo-LO-sis) Infectious disease that causes small rounded swellings ( tubercles) to form on mucous membranes; pulmonary tuberculosis affects the lungs
an infectious disease characterized by coughing, fever, night sweats, and weight loss
an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB infection refers to asymptomatic, latent infection with TB bacteria; active TB disease refers to symptoms caused by replicating bacteria.
A highly contagious bacterial disease typically marked by wasting, fever and tubercular damage to the lungs. It was very deadly before the discovery and development of antibiotics.
A highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Abbreviated TB. Tubercles (tiny lumps) are a characteristic finding in TB. Diagnosis may be made by skin test, which if positive should will be followed by a chest X-ray to determine the status (active or dormant) of the infection. Tuberculosis is more common in people with immune system problems, such as AIDS, than in the general population. Treatment of active tuberculosis is mandatory by law in the US, and should be available at no cost to the patient through the public health system. It involves a course of antibiotics and vitamins that lasts about six months. It is important to finish the entire treatment, both to prevent reoccurrence and to prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis. Most patients with tuberculosis do not need to be quarantined, but it is sometimes necessary. See the entire definition of Tuberculosis
an infectious disease caused by a species of Mycobacterium characterized by the formation of tubercules (small, rounded, granular lesions). In humans, the lung is the organ primarily infected and is the portal through which the infection spreads to other organs. Tuberculosis has a tendency to be a chronic ailment.
an infectious disease that was once a major killer worldwide. The predominant TB organism is Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). Spread person-to-person in airborne droplets caused by sneezing or coughing, the bacteria usually infects the lungs. However, due to improved nutrition, housing, sanitation, medical care, and the introduction of antibiotics this century, reported TB cases in the US have declined dramatically.
An infectious disease caused by a bacteria characterized by formation of tubercles affecting the respiratory system.
A viral infection of the lungs.
An infection caused by "Mycobacterium" tuberculosis. It is reported to be rising in urban areas and TB is increasingly common among PWAs.
disease due to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria, Myobacterium tuberculosis which may affect almost any tissue or organ of the body. The most common target of the disease, however, is the lungs.
An infection caused by bacteria called mycobacteria tuberculosis. Many people infected with tuberculosis have no symptoms because it is dormant. Once active, tuberculosis may cause damage to the lungs and other organs. Active tuberculosis is also contagious and is spread through inhalation. Treatment of tuberculosis involves taking antibiotics and vitamins for at least 6 months.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body, but is mainly an infection of the lungs. It is caused by a bacterial microorganism, the tubercle bacillus or Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Symptoms include fever, weight loss, and coughing up blood.
A contagious bacterial disease characterised by the progressive development of tubercles in any of the organs in most species. Bovine tuberculosis damages the animal's lungs and eventually leads to death. Tuberculosis is a zoonoses.
An infectious disease that usually affects the lungs, but may also affect other parts of the body. Symptoms include fever, weight loss, and coughing up blood.
An infectious bacterial disease characterised by the growth of tubercles in the tissues, especially the lungs.
A disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which usually attack the lungs.
Infectious disease resulting from infection by a species of Mycobacterium. Infection is usually by inhalation, and the disease usually affects the lungs, although it can occur elsewhere in the body.
Infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis: the classic opportunistic infection of AIDS in Africa.
An infectious disease that causes small, round swellings to form on mucous membranes.
Disease affecting the lungs caused by the bacillus of Koch, identified in 1882 by Koch.
an infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs and can cause a very serious and very contagious pneumonia. Some pregnant women are tested for tuberculosis.
An infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which causes lesions on the lungs and other tissues of the body, often developing long after the initial infection. The infection is transmitted when a person inhales the aerosol spray produced by a person with active TB, e.g. when coughing. Every year, 2 million people die of TB and 8 million people develop active TB. These numbers are rising due to the growing AIDS epidemic. 95% of cases and 98% of TB deaths occur in poor countries. Worldwide, 79% of people with TB do not have access to treatment. Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) is recommended for treatment. See DOTS.
A communicable disease caused by a bacterium that causes lesions of the lung, bone, and other body parts. Drug and alcohol abusers are infected at a rate 15â€“200 times greater than that of nonabusers.
The disease caused by M. tuberculosis (or rarely M. bovis). Condition in which tuberculous infection has progressed so that the individual typically has signs and symptoms of illness, an abnormal radiograph, a "positive" bacteriological examination (smear and/or culture), as well as a positive tuberculin reaction. Individuals with disease may be infectious.
Bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria are spread by airborne droplets from the lungs when a person with active TB coughs, sneezes, or speaks. The immune defenses of healthy people usually prevent TB infection from spreading beyond a very small area of the lungs. If the body's immune system is impaired because of HIV infection, aging, malnutrition, or other factors, the TB bacterium may begin to spread more widely in the lungs or to other tissues.
This is an illness of the respiratory system, spread by coughing and sneezing. Each year about two million people die from TB, which is a curable disease. Source: WHO
a specific disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which may affect almost any tissue or organ of the body, most commonly the lungs
An infectious disease caused by bacteria and characterized by the formation of tubercles in various tissues of the body, especially of the lungs.
Also known as TB, Consumption or "The White Plague", tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, usually affecting the lungs but possibly also the brain, kidneys and bones. Patients may at first be symptom-free or experience a flu-like illness. In the secondary stage, there might be a slight fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue and various other symptoms, depending on the part of the body affected. Tuberculosis of the lung is usually associated with a dry cough that eventually leads to a productive cough with blood-stained sputum. There might also be chest pain and shortness of breath.
Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by the mycobacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium bovis, which most commonly affects the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can also affect the central nervous system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, genitourinary system, bones, joints, and even the skin.