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High Rates of Ofloxacin Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Both New and Previously Treated Patients in Tamil Nadu, South India

Tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains a major public health issue in most of developing countries, despite scaling up interventions to achieve global control [1]. The risk of progression of TB is enhanced by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and malnutrition, especially…

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Low amounts of winter sunshine are associated with increased tuberculous meningitis incidence

Key Point: This study found a significant association between the monthly tuberculous meningitis incidence rate (a severe extrapulmonary complication of TB) and the number of sunshine hours 3 months earlier–possibly implicating vitamin D deficiency. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a severe extrapulmonary complication of tuberculosis occurring mainly in early childhood, and… 

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