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Tuberculosis can affect anyone in any country in the world, although it is more common in countries of lower socioeconomic development.
Transmission of the infection multiplies in overcrowded conditions, with people living in enclosed spaces or homes with little or no ventilation and natural lighting.
Tuberculosis is more frequent in people with an immunity problem, such as those living with HIV or receiving immunosuppressants for treatment of rheumatoid diseases, as well as transplant recipients and patients with cancer, chronic kidney disease or diabetes, for example.
Also, smoking and abusive, chronic consumption of alcohol are other risk factors for developing the disease.
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Substantiated information by:
Alberto García-BasteiroMedicina preventiva y epidemiologíaEpidemiólogo
Jose Antonio Martinez MartinezEnfermedades InfecciosasEspecialista en enfermedades infecciosas
Published: 1 February 2023
Updated: 1 February 2023
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