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Can a fully cured TB patient be suspected to have latent TB?
Yes, it is possible that a person previously diagnosed with active TB and was completely cured be suspected to haveÊlatent TB. Aside from the medicine that cured the patient of active TB, there is also a high chance that the body's immune system has controlled the infection but unable to completely remove it from the body. Hence, the infection remains in the body, lying in an inactive or latent state.