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

Scientist Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes tuberculosis, or TB, in March 1882, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the time, one in seven p... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

According to Mayo Clinic, people get tuberculosis by coming into contact with bacteria in extremely tiny airborne droplets spread by people with active, untreated tuberculosis. Contact may occur through infected people c... 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 »

A TB test is a screening tool that is used to detect tuberculosis in the body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are both skin tests and blood tests that can determine if a person has the di... More » Health Conditions & Diseases