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Definition of Tuberculosis, active

Tuberculosis, active: The presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection with a positive chest X-ray. Treatment of active tuberculosis is mandatory by law in the US. See also: Tuberculosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11448
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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