Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency


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What can we conclude from a positive tuberculin skin test?

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1. What are formed when a person with a healthy immune system 'walls off' the tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs?

2. Which is TRUE of a person with HIV?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of characteristics of tuberculosis. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the causes of tuberculosis as well as what the results of a positive tuberculin skin test will tell you.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Cause of tuberculosis
  • Positive tuberculin skin tests results
  • Formations in the lungs of a healthy immune system that wall off tuberculosis bacteria
  • Infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis that doesn't cause illness
  • HIV and tuberculosis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of tuberculosis
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationship between HIV infection and tuberculosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tuberculosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about infectious diseases, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Tuberculosis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Explain the disease known as tuberculosis
  • Differentiate between latent and active tuberculosis
  • Define the term 'granuloma' and relate its role in preventing illness
  • Understand the diagnosis and treatments for tuberculosis