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

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 10986 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Heterogeneity of phenotypic characteristics of the modern and ancestral Beijing strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Kiatichai Faksri, Angkana Chaiprasert, Clarie Pardieu, Nicola Casali, Tanapat Palaga, Therdsak Prammananan, Prasit Palittapongarnpim, Naraporn Prayoonwiwat, Francis Drobniewski

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):124-32.

 

The Beijing strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is of great concern because this hypervirulent strain has caused numerous tuberculosis outbreaks. However, the mechanisms that allow the MTB Beijing strain to be highly pathogenic remain unclear and previous studies have revealed ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Two tales of the polarizing immune responses: Th1-mediated host-microbe interaction in tuberculosis vs. Th2-driven childhood asthma.
 

Author(s): Tanapat Palaga

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Allergy Immunol.. 2014 Jun;32(2):101-2.

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2014

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Tuberculosis control in New York City--a changing landscape.
 

Author(s): Michelle Macaraig, Joseph Burzynski, Jay K Varma

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Jun;370(25):2362-5.

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2014

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 966 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Lymph node tuberculosis management].
 

Author(s): F Tritar-Cherif, H Daghfous

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jan;92(1):111-3.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis disease in children: systematic review and global estimates.
 

Author(s): Helen E Jenkins, Arielle W Tolman, Courtney M Yuen, Jonathan B Parr, Salmaan Keshavjee, Carlos M Pérez-Vélez, Marcello Pagano, Mercedes C Becerra, Ted Cohen

Journal: Lancet. 2014 May;383(9928):1572-9.

 

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis threatens to reverse recent reductions in global tuberculosis incidence. Although children younger than 15 years constitute more than 25% of the worldwide population, the global incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis disease in children has ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Renal allograft tuberculosis with infected lymphocele transmitted from the donor.
 

Author(s): Maryam Ali Al-Nesf, Omar Isam Al-Ani, Ahmed Abdul-Rahman Al-Ani, Awad Hamed Rashed

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Mar;25(2):370-5.

 

Transmission of tuberculosis (TB) from a donor through renal transplantation is a rare incident. We are reporting a 53-year-old Qatari woman diagnosed with renal allograft TB infection. The disease was confirmed by isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from fluid from the lymphocele ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Positron Emission Tomography in Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2014

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Last Updated: 14 Jun 2012

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Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Korea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; Pulmonary Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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