TB dictionary

This dictionary of TB is intended to cover all the terms that you may hear if you are being treated for TB or if you are supporting someone through their TB treatment. Some terms, by their nature, require quite complex definitions, though we have tried to keep explanations as simple as possible. If you do feel that you need further support to understand some of the medical terms you have heard please contact your local TB service: You can find their contact details through the Public Health England website.

To use the TB dictionary, select the initial letter of the word that you wish to look up.

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