Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body from the lymph nodes and through the bloodstream, according to WebMD. If it becomes symptomatic, tuberculosis can kill the tissue of infected orga... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that tuberculosis is treatable and curable in most cases. However, the CDC warns that it is sometimes fatal if those affected do not receive proper treatment. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria, according to Mayo Clinic. Spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks and releases droplets into the air, tuberculosis is contagious. It is not easily transmittable from p... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

TB is the common name for tuberculosis, a bacterial infection, according to WebMD. The infection usually develops in the lungs; however, it can travel through blood and the lymph nodes to other parts of the body. Most pe... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Swollen lymph nodes in the female groin area can be caused by injury, a viral or bacterial infection, or a sexually transmitted disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. Patients with swollen groin lymph n... More »

Inguinal lymph nodes serve as part of the body's overall lymphatic system, which is responsible for maintaining the bloodstream's fluid balance and filtering waste as well as aiding the body's immune defense system. Ther... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, untreated tuberculosis can cause long-term damage in multiple parts of the body, including the bones, brain, liver, kidneys and heart. These areas are affected in addition to complications of th... More »