Definition of Tuberculosis treatment
Tuberculosis treatment: Treatment of tuberculosis (TB), depends upon the status of the infection and differs for dormant and active TB.
The differences are as follows:
Surgery on the lungs may be indicated to help cure TB when medication has failed, but in this day and age, surgery for TB is unusual. Treatment with appropriate antibiotics will usually cure the TB. Without treatment, however, tuberculosis can be a lethal infection.
See also: Tuberculous meningitis.
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012
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