Tuberculosis

Common Name(s)

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious and often severe airborne disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). TB typically affects the lungs, but it also can affect any other organ of the body. It is estimated that more than one-third of the worldÕs population has Mtb infection; however, only one in ten people infected with TB bacteria develop active TB disease. Early symptoms of active TB can include weight loss, fever, night sweats, and loss of appetite. Symptoms involving areas other than the lungs vary, depending upon the organ or area affected. It is usually treated with a regimen of drugs taken for 6 months to 2 years depending on the type of infection, and can be cured in most people.
 

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 11633 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Shorter moxifloxacin-based regimens for drug-sensitive tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Stephen H Gillespie, Carl M Mendel,

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Feb;372(6):577.

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2015

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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and bedaquiline.
 

Author(s): Andreas H Diacon, Nacer Lounis, Brian Dannemann

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Dec;371(25):2436.

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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Pre-entry, post-entry, or no tuberculosis screening?
 

Author(s): Marieke J van der Werf, Knut Lönnroth

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;14(12):1171-2.

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 1048 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pre-entry screening programmes for tuberculosis in migrants to low-incidence countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Robert W Aldridge, Tom A Yates, Dominik Zenner, Peter J White, Ibrahim Abubakar, Andrew C Hayward

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Dec;14(12):1240-9.

 

Several high-income countries have pre-entry screening programmes for tuberculosis. We aimed to establish the yield of pre-entry screening programmes to inform evidence-based policy for migrant health screening.

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Effect of BCG vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children: systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): A Roy, M Eisenhut, R J Harris, L C Rodrigues, S Sridhar, S Habermann, L Snell, P Mangtani, I Adetifa, A Lalvani, I Abubakar

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To determine whether BCG vaccination protects against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection as assessed by interferon γ release assays (IGRA) in children.

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Fit for consumption: zebrafish as a model for tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Mark R Cronan, David M Tobin

Journal: Dis Model Mech. 2014 Jul;7(7):777-84.

 

Despite efforts to generate new vaccines and antibiotics for tuberculosis, the disease remains a public health problem worldwide. The zebrafish Danio rerio has emerged as a useful model to investigate mycobacterial pathogenesis and treatment. Infection of zebrafish with Mycobacterium ...

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2014

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Positron Emission Tomography in Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis; Lymph Node Tuberculosis; Bone Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

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Rewards for Tuberculosis Contact Screening
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2014

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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Infection in HIV Co-infected Children
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Latent Tuberculosis Infection; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2010

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