Term: Tuberculosis (TB)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-05-18


Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is acquired through an infection from a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is highly contagious: it is spread through the air by individuals with infected lungs or throats when they cough, sneeze, or talk. An individual with a spreading TB disease will become sick; and if left untreated, the individual may die.

For more information on TB, including the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA codes and laboratory methods used to identify TB in MCHP research, see the Tuberculosis (TB) - Method of Identification concept.

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