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Herchline, T., M.D.2010, Tuberculosis Infectious Diseases Wright State University School of Medicine

Thomas E. Herchline, M.D. Professor of Internal Medicine |

Education:M.D.: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (1985)

Internship: Wright State University, Dayton, OH (Internal Medicine)(1986)

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (Internal Medicine)(1988)

Fellowship: Ohio State University (Infectious Diseases)(1990)

Certification: Internal Medicine (1988); Infectious Diseases (2000) (updated May 2010)

Clinical Expertise: Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & Epidemiology,Tuberculosis

Professional Affiliations: American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine,Infectious Diseases Society of America

Hospital Privileges:Kettering Medical Center (a)Miami Valley Hospital (a)

Coauthor(s) Amorosa J,k, MD, FACR, Clinical Professor and Program Director, Department of Radiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Consulting Staff, Department of Radiology, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Judith K Amorosa, MD, FACR is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society, Association of University Radiologists, Radiological Society of North America and Society of Thoracic Radiology

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infection of the lungs caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is contagious and can be very difficult to treat. The disease is spread through airborne droplets expelled from an infected individual's mouth through coughing, sneezing, or spitting.i the bacterium is inhaled, the lungs respond by walling off the infected area in nodules known as tubercles. Visible upon x-ray this stage of TB is termed primary tuberculosis, and for most individuals, the immune system stops the disease here. However,...