Tuberculosis

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Basics

  • caused by Myobacterium tuberculosis
  • Transmitted by inhalation of affected aerosols

Stages

  1. Inhalation of infected droplet
  2. non-specific bronchopneumonia
  3. complete resolution; granuloma formation
  4. progression - progressive primary tb, massive necrosis
  5. Stable - breakdown of immunity; reactivation

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