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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is pulmonary tuberculosis a contagious disease?

I have ptb and I undergo for medication for 6 months and then when I do my medical again it s says no active perachymal infiltrated seen but still I have ptb then I undergo for another one months of treatment my questions is do I dangerous to others ?
Thu, 31 Mar 2016
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Hi,
Nothing to worry, untreated case of pulmonary tuberculosis is contagious to other people coming in contact.
As you are already under treatment with cured TB there is no risk of spreading of infection to others.
Ok and take care.
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