Health Videos »

Facts on latent tuberculosis

Onlymyhealth Editorial Team, Date:2012-03-21

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

As soon as a person is infected with  the bacteria ,in majority of the cases the infection is controlled by the human body’s immune system and does not manifest as a disease. This is referred to as  latent because the infecting bacterium stays alive in the body, but remains inactive for some time. Latent TB is asymptotic and not a threat for other people, as it is non-communicable. Factors such as occurrence of HIV in TB patients, chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients, injection drugs and decreased immunity triggers latent TB to become active TB.

Related Videos
Post Comment

Post a Comment

Disclaimer +

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

Medical Miracle

India’s pregnant man?India’s pregnant man?