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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. . TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. If you have been exposed, you should go to your doctor for tests. You are more likely to get TB if you have a weak immune system. Symptoms of TB in the lungs may include. - A bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer. - Weight loss. - Loss of appetite. - Coughing up blood or mucus. - Weakness or fatigue . - Fever. - Night sweats. Skin tests, blood tests, x-rays, and other tests can tell if you have TB. If not treated properly, TB can be deadly. You can usually cure active TB by taking several medicines for a long period of time. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
22513
Concept ID:
C0041296
Disease or Syndrome
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Pathogenesis

specific processes that generate the ability of an organism to cause disease [from CHV]

MedGen UID:
195936
Concept ID:
C0699748
Pathologic Function
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Vaccines

A Type of medicine that creates an immune protection without the recipient experiencing the disease.  [from HL7]

MedGen UID:
52963
Concept ID:
C0042210
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
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Tuberculosis Vaccines

Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent or treat TUBERCULOSIS. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
21723
Concept ID:
C0041305
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
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Bacterial vaccine

Suspensions of attenuated or killed bacteria administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious bacterial disease. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
2534
Concept ID:
C0004632
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
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BCG Vaccine

A weakened form of the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (bacillus Calmette-Guerin) that does not cause disease. BCG is used in a solution to stimulate the immune system in the treatment of bladder cancer and as a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
2183
Concept ID:
C0004886
Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
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Biological Products

Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or agents of organic origin, usually obtained by biological methods or assay. They are used especially in diagnosis and treatment of disease (as vaccines or pollen extracts). Biological products are differentiated from BIOLOGICAL FACTORS in that the latter are compounds with biological or physiological activity made by living organisms. (From Webster's 3d ed) [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
577
Concept ID:
C0005522
Biologically Active Substance; Pharmacologic Substance
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