EPTB Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

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EPTB Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis

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Many people when think of TB think of the lungs. Yet TB can and does effect many parts of the human body.
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is tuberculosis (TB) within a location in the body other than the lungs. This occurs in 15–20% of active cases, causing other kinds of TB. These are collectively denoted as "extrapulmonary tuberculosis". Extrapulmonary TB occurs more commonly in immunosuppressed persons and young children.
TB in the lungs and other parts of the body
TB in the lungs and other parts of the body
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In those with HIV, this occurs in more than 50% of cases.



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