Risk of Contracting Tuberculosis

Communicable DiseasesBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamMar 21, 2012

There are some groups that are at an increased risk of contracting tuberculosis. A high risk group for tuberculosis is people who have been infected with HIV. Alcoholics, diabetics and people with a history of diseases along with patients taking long-term steroid or other immunosuppressant treatment are also at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis.

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