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Tuberculosis: Osmosis Study Video

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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September 22, 2017

What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB), or mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a type of mycobacteria that commonly infects the lungs. TB can be latent or active; when active, it causes symptoms and can be contagious and quite serious. This video covers the pathophysiology of TB infection, as well as important complications, signs and symptoms, tests and procedures, and treatment.

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