Murin likes to study the effects of smoking and cancer - but not
in the way most researchers do. An epidemiologist and pulmonology
physician at UC Davis Medical Center, Murin likes to study the lesser-known
effects of cigarette smoking.
example, did you know that smokers who get chicken pox are more
likely to develop pneumonia?
pox is a very serious disease in adults, and it can be fatal to
those who develop a type of pneumonia specific to chicken pox,"
Murin points out. "This occurs more often in smokers."
how about this: Smokers exposed to tuberculosis are more likely
to develop active or latent disease.
disease occurs when you've been exposed to tuberculosis seriously
enough that your cells have reacted to it. Evidence of this is a
positive skin reactivity test, also known as a PPD. Active disease
is when tuberculosis overpowers the immune system, making the person
who is carrying it sick.
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