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What is the prognosis of tuberculosis?
For most people, the prognosis of TB is good if they complete the treatment protocols. The recurrence rate of TB is low (0%-14%) and some may be due to reinfection. Drug-resistant TB is more difficult to treat, and the prognosis is not as good. The same prognosis occurs for those patients who are immunocompromised, in the elderly, and in patients with previous infection and treatment for TB.