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 10924 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Microbiology devices; reclassification of nucleic acid-based systems for mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in respiratory specimens. Final rule.
 

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Journal: Fed Regist. 2014 May;79(104):31023-8.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reclassifying nucleic acid-based in vitro diagnostic devices for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex in respiratory specimens from class III (premarket approval) into class II (special controls). FDA is also issuing the special ...

Last Updated: 30 May 2014

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Interferon-γ release assay in HIV-infected patients with active tuberculosis: impact of antituberculous drugs on host immune response.
 

Author(s): Ilaria Sauzullo, Fabio Mengoni, Angela Ermocida, Anna P Massetti, Claudia D'Agostino, Gianluca Russo, Alessandra Salotti, Mario Falciano, Vincenzo Vullo, Claudio M Mastroianni

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2014 Apr;37(2):153-61.

 

The objective of the study was to: 1) investigate the performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) in HIV-infected patients with active tuberculosis (TB); 2) evaluate the sequential changes in QFT-GIT assay during the treatment response; 3) investigate the direct in vitro ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 963 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Effectiveness of interferon-gamma release assays for differentiating intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Wen Chen, Jun-Hua Fan, Wei Luo, Peng Peng, Si-Biao Su

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Nov;19(44):8133-40.

 

To investigate the clinical usefulness of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the differential diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) by meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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