Tuberculosis

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What is tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is a chronic, progressive infection with a period of latency following initial infection. Although it occurs most commonly in the lungs it may occur in almost any organ system in the body, including the lymph nodes, bones/joints, gastrointestinal tract, pericardium, eyes, and skin.

Common symptoms reported by people with tuberculosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for tuberculosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
tuberculosis (2)

Data from patients with tuberculosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tuberculosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for tuberculosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tinnitus
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
tuberculosis (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tuberculosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has tuberculosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 96 say tuberculosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 19
30s 49
40s 34
50s 28
60s 18
70+ 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 76
Female 87

These charts show data from tuberculosis patients who have completed their condition history
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