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Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis infection is caused by exposure to airborne droplets containing the TB bacillus. 


People infected through the lung:


1. Most of the infected will heal & calcify due to body immunity.

2. Small proportion progress to disease due to poor body immunity



The following conditions lead to poor body immunity:

  • New born
  • Immunity defect
  • HIV infection
  • Malignancy
  • Diabetic Mellitus
  • Silicosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Elderly
  • Alcoholic


Early appropriate treatment           Recover