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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)?

Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection, most commonly in the lungs. Other sites of infection include the lymph nodes, intestines, and skin.

Symptoms related to tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)

  • Fever

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Feeling there is still urine left in the bladder after urinating

  • Blood in saliva

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Sweating at night requiring change in clothing

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

  • Do you have difficulty completely emptying your bladder?

  • Do you have blood in your phlegm?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

Treatment for tuberculosis (TB) (including scrofuloderma)

Tuberculosis is treated with antibiotics. The number of drugs and length of treatment is dependent on the severity of the infection. Finishing the course of treatment is important as tuberculosis can otherwise reappear later in life.

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