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Tuberculosis-primary infection; bacillus first enters body, macrophages engulf microbe causing local inflammatory response, some bacilli travel to lymph nodes (activate type IV hypersensitivity reaction); granuloma and tubercle forms, caseous necrosis and Ghon complexes develop, bacilli can remain dormant for years while remaining asymptomatic, but the person will test positive now.

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EXACTLY!!!! Couldn't have said it better myself! SO ON POINT! So there ya have it! I know all others suffering from chronic illnesses can agree.

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A sketch of a typical Cushing’s patient. As you can see, the effects of the disease on the body are dramatic. Worse, the psychological and emotional effects of having a chronic, debilitating and disfiguring disease range from distressing to demoralizing. Imagine that, in the space of a year, you became unrecognizable to those around you and to yourself. You look in the mirror, but the person staring back a tyou is a stranger...

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