Phases of TB



(Can last for several months and may have no symptoms)

  • Immune system responds
    • Bacteria causes an inflammatory response from the host's immune system
    • Granuloma forms
    • Between 3-8 wks the infection is controlled and the infected region of the lung heals
  • Bacteria evade the immune system
    • TB bacteria can survive and breed inside macrophages
    • Latent TB
    • TB…


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