tubercle bacillus


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tubercle bacillus

n.
A rod-shaped aerobic bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that causes tuberculosis.
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tubercle bacillus

n
(Animals) a rodlike Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that causes tuberculosis: family Mycobacteriaceae
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tu′bercle bacil`lus


n.
the bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, causing tuberculosis.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.tubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosistubercle bacillus - cause of tuberculosis    
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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German scientist Robert Koch discovered the tubercle bacillus, the cause of tuberculosis.
Because the tubercle bacillus can involve every organ system, its clinical manifestations represent slight variations depends upon the site of involvement.
By 1921, the tubercle bacillus had been subcultured 230 times and it was so weakened that it was believed that it could confer immunity without causing disease in humans.[4]
Its applications are considerable, particularly regarding infections of the lungs; it inhibits the tubercle bacillus and is recommended in the treatment of Silicosis, pneumoconiosis, emphysema, haemoptysis (bloody sputum), whooping cough, croup and bronchitis.
Historically, when it occurs, it's often concomitant with cutaneous tuberculosis, and it was formerly thought to be always a reaction to the tubercle bacillus, but they discovered that there are other disease entities (hepatitis, etc.) that might be involved, although physical examination may be very similar to EI.
Infection by this tubercle bacillus usually effected the lungs, but could affect other parts of the body.
Primary infection involves first interaction with the tubercle bacillus whereas secondary tuberculosis develops in BCG immunized or people with history of primary TB infection and are sensitized to the mycobacterial antigens.
However, actual incidence numbers are crude estimates, as it was not until 24 March 1882--a year before the exhibition of La muerte de Girardot en Burbula--that Robert Koch identified the tubercle bacillus as the etiologic agent.
Tuberculosis or tubercle bacillus (TB) is primarily a lung infection that is serious and often fatal most commonly found in the developing world in people with immunodeficiency from HIV, but is also found in the developed world.
Tuberculosis or TB (short for tubercle bacillus) is a widespread, and in many cases fatal, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Avian tubercle bacillus infection, with special reference to mammals and to man: Its reported association with Hodgkin's disease.