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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i am doing a research paper on tuberculosis. i am not sure how the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria infects the body and causes symptoms like fatigue, fever, night sweats, chills , and loss of appetite? what does the bacteria do the body that causes this?
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User :   i am doing a research paper on tuberculosis. i am not sure how the mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria infects the body and causes symptoms like fatigue, fever, night sweats, chills , and loss of appetite? what does the bacteria do the body that causes this?
Doctor :   Any infection can cause similar symptoms and not necessarily Mycobacterium.
User :   i know ... i am doing a research paper on this bacteria and i want to know how that infects the body like what organ and what is weakens that would cause those symptoms?
User :   please i have a minute left
Doctor :   All the organs of the body can be affected by tuberculosis.
Doctor :   However the most common organ affected is the lungs.
User :   ok can u break it down ? like where spefically in the lungs?
Doctor :   Similarly the other common organ affected are the gut, the brain, bones and so on.
Doctor :   The apex of the lung is more commonly affected.
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