Tuberculosis pulmonar

La tuberculosis es causada por un grupo de organismos: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum y otros subtipos menos comunes. Por lo general infecta los pulmones, pero puede afectar otros órganos del cuerpo. Recientemente han aparecido cepas de tuberculosis resistentes a los antibióticos. Hoy en día, debido al número creciente de individuos inmunocomprometidos con SIDA, y de indigentes sin cuidado médico, los casos de tuberculosis han ido en aumento. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)Tuberculosis pulmonar

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Last reviewed 11/10/2012 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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