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 11062 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Alternative genotyping of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.
 

Author(s): Petro B Antonenko, Valentin I Kresyun, Kate O Antonenko

Journal: Pol. J. Microbiol.. 2014 ;63(2):249-52.

 

The aim of the present research was to study the capability of a genotyping method for M. tuberculosis through detection of six VNTR-loci (MIRU10, MIRU26, MIRU31, MIRU39, MIRU40, ETR-A). Loci MIRU10, MIRU26, MIRU40 and ETR-A have exhibited high polymorphism in group non-Beijing, while ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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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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The terms "Tuberculosis" returned 981 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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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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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: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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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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