A diagnosis of latent tuberculosis (LTB), also called latent tuberculosis infection (
LTBI) means a patient is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but the patient
does not have active tuberculo...
Mar 21, 2016 ... What to Do If You Have Been Exposed To TB You may have been exposed to TB
bacteria if you spent time near someone with TB disease.
However, to our knowledge, neither this lifetime risk nor the incubation period (
the time interval between initial infection and disease onset) of tuberculosis have
Tuberculosis (TB) is a treatable infectious disease that usually affects the lungs ...
hours over a period of several days) with someone with active TB disease for a ...
The risk of active disease lessens as time passes. ... A person with TB disease
may remain contagious until he/she has been on appropriate treatment for ...
Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Aug 1;152(3):247-63. Lifetime risks, incubation period, and
serial interval of tuberculosis. Vynnycky E(1), Fine PE. Author information:
Jul 31, 2015 ... Medications are available to treat TB and must be taken as ... The person does
not develop active TB or become ill at this time but is said to ..... and Prevention/
Infectious Diseases Society of America: treatment of tuberculosis.
Sep 13, 2012 ... PATHOGENICITY/TOXICITY: Tuberculosis infection can be of many different
types. Primary .... INCUBATION PERIOD: 4-6 weeks. For latent TB ...
Although it is spread in a similar way to a cold or the flu, TB is not as contagious.
You would usually have to spend prolonged periods in close contact with an ...
The incubation period of atypical mycobacterial infections can rarely be
determined, ... Period of communicability of mycobacterial infections (non-