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Tuberculosis of the lungs

Tuberculosis of the lungs
Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial disease that starts in the lungs, but may spread to other organs. Tuberculosis may develop after inhaling infected droplets sprayed into the air from a cough or sneeze of someone infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.




Review Date: 1/25/2013
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