Pulmonologist Questions Tuberculosis

Can TB recur in a person?

I had contracted TB 6 years back for which I underwent complete treatment. After the tests the doctors confirmed that I have been cured of the condition. However since the last 3 days I am having severe cough and it is worrying me if it is a recurrence of TB again.

1 Answer

With proper treatment of TB the chances of recurrence are less than 1%. So the likelihood of these symptoms being due to recurrent TB are very low, but the patient should see a doctor for a full examination.
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