While latent TB presents different symptoms, active TB has some tell-tale symptoms. Some of these include a persistent cough that generates a good deal of phlegm, often with blood; weight loss including a lack of appetite; a persistent fever; fatigue and tiredness; and often night sweats. With pulmonary tuberculosis, too, a common symptom is a constant breathlessness that gradually becomes more severe. Patients may also experience chest pain both due to scarring and active disease, as well as a result of constant coughing. Less prominent symptoms may include abdominal pain, headaches, and confusion.
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