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 11195 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Monitoring treatment response in sputum smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients: comparison of weight gain, sputum conversion and chest radiograph.
 

Author(s): S H How, Y C Kuan, T H Ng, M R Razali, A R Fauzi

Journal: Malays J Pathol. 2014 Aug;36(2):91-6.

 

Monitoring treatment response to anti-tuberculous therapy remains unsatisfactory in resource-limited countries where sophisticated and expensive tests are not readily available. Sputum culture for mycobacterium is desirable, but not obtainable in many developing countries. Sputum ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014

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Co-existence of BKV nephropathy and disseminated tuberculosis in transplant recipient.
 

Author(s): Sarah Al-Warthan, Abdullah Al-Hwiesh

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Sep;25(5):1046-50.

 

Tuberculosis (TB) in renal transplant recipients presents important diagnostic difficulties because of the greater incidence of extra-pulmonary involvement, negative sputum smear results despite active disease and its atypical presentation, specifically reactivation of the latent ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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FDA approval of bedaquiline--the benefit-risk balance for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Edward Cox, Katherine Laessig

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Aug;371(8):689-91.

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 995 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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[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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Cutaneous tuberculosis: epidemiologic, etiopathogenic and clinical aspects - part I.
 

Author(s): Josemir Belo Dos Santos, Ana Roberta Figueiredo, Cláudia Elise Ferraz, Márcia Helena de Oliveira, Perla Gomes da Silva, Vanessa Lucília Silveira de Medeiros

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(2):219-28.

 

Cutaneous tuberculosis (CTB) is the result of a chronic infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. ovis and occasionally by the Calmette-Guerin bacillus. The clinical manifestations are variable and depend on the interaction of several factors including the site of infection and ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 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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