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Is abdominal tuberculosis contagious?

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Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 in Infections
Question: Is stomach tuberculosis contagious or no?
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Brief Answer:
Not exactly contagious.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query.

It is very unlikely for TB stomach to spread from one person to another , but the vomit of the infected patient is infectious and if it comes in contact with mouth of another person , that person may get TB.

Else it won't spread by other means.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarification feel free to ask.

Regards.
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