Symptoms of Tuberculosis

People with latent TB have no symptoms. Active TB disease, on the other hand, has several symptoms that make people feel very uncomfortable. Those symptoms include:

  • Cough that lasts three weeks or more
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood or blood-tinged sputum
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Appetite loss

There may be additional symptoms if TB has spread to other parts of the body, including the kidneys, spine and brain.

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