Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that usually affects the lungs. Left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Although most people recover fully, early and aggressive treatment is necessary to avoid serious complications.
At NYU Langone, our pulmonologists, or lung specialists, diagnose and manage tuberculosis, including antibiotic-resistant strains. Our doctors are leaders in tuberculosis research and are helping to develop new strategies to better manage the condition over the long term, as well as new preventive approaches.
Doctors manage tuberculosis with antibiotic medications, which are usually given over a period of months. NYU Langone specialists provide ongoing support throughout treatment for people with tuberculosis and their families.
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