tuberculosis

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Synonyms for tuberculosis

TB

Synonyms for tuberculosis

an infectious disease producing lesions especially of the lungs

Synonyms for tuberculosis

infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)

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The 115-year-old Mantoux skin test has recently been introduced as the standard method for diagnosing latent TB infection across the UK.
Professor Peter Davies, a consultant chest physician, said, 'My concern with using the Mantoux skin test is that it can be unreliable, so it is not unusual that an incorrect diagnosis is given.
A survey of the public, found that nine out of 10 people in Wales feel it is important that tuberculosis is diagnosed as accurately as possible every time, with 81% believing the blood test should replace the Mantoux skin test as the standard TB diagnostic tool in the UK.