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Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is bacteria that that attack your lungs. It is a potentially deadly disease, but it is curable if you get medical help right away and follow your doctor's instructions. The bacterium (germ) that causes TB is ca[read article]

Tests for Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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Sputum stain for mycobacteria is a laboratory test performed on a sample of the patient's sputum (phlegm). It is also known as an acid-fast bacillus stain (AFB...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A PPD (purified protein derivative) skin test is a test used to determine if you suffer from tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a serious infection, usually of the ...  More
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When you develop a respiratory tract infection or experience a lung-related disorder, a thick, mucus-like substance known as sputum is produced in the lungs. This s...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PYRAZINAMIDE (peer a ZIN a mide) is used for the prevention or treatment of tuberculosis (TB) infections. This medicine is usually used in combination with at least...  More
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RIFAMPIN (RIF am pin) is an antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It is used to treat or prevent tuberculosis (TB). It w...  More
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ETHAMBUTOL (e THAM byoo tole) is used to treat tuberculosis (TB). This medicine is never used alone, but always with another medicine.  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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Alternative Procedures for Pulmonary Tuberculosis What's this?

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Water has been used medicinally for thousands of years, with traditions rooted in ancient China, Japan, India, Rome, Greece, the Americas, and the Middle East. Ther...  More
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