Active Tuberculosis Disease

Respiratory Tuberculosis

  • Respiratory TB disease is frequently mistaken for other lower respiratory tract infections 
  • Early TB diagnosis improves outcomes 
  • Clinicians should know the risk factors for TB, the right tests, and who to consult:

Respiratory turberculosis

Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis

  • Active TB disease can occur anywhere in the body. 
  • TB disease outside the respiratory system can be difficult to identify
  • Clinicians should have a strong index of suspicion based on risk factors and patient presentation:

Non-Respiratory Tuberculosis

Information on Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI). See relevant section.