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Durations and Delays in Care Seeking, Diagnosis and Treatment Initiation in Uncomplicated Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Mumbai, India

Every year approximately 1.5 million people die of Tuberculosis globally, and most of these occur in the developing countries. India is one of the 22 TB high burden countries in the world; approximately 2.2 million cases in 2014 out of…

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Genotypic, Phenotypic and Clinical Validation of GeneXpert in Extra-Pulmonary and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in India

In the absence of an efficient diagnostic modality for Tuberculosis, the search for a tool that can overcome the dilemmas of the available diagnostic tests continues. In…

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Significant Effects of Oral Phenylbutyrate and Vitamin D3 Adjunctive Therapy in Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The prevalence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB is high and converge with the pandemics of HIV and diabetes, which generates…

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a Metropolitan City of South India

India has more tuberculosis (TB) cases annually than any other country globally, with an estimated disease prevalence of 256/100,000 population, incidence of 185/100,000 and deaths of 26/100,000. Nationwide annual risk of TB infection (ARTI) surveys had estimated an…

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Use of Xpert MTB/RIF in Decentralized Public Health Settings and Its Effect on Pulmonary TB and DR-TB Case Finding in India

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health problem even today. Despite longstanding availability of treatment, an estimated 8.6 million TB cases and 1.3 million TB deaths were reported in 2012. Early and improved case detection of TB including…

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Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Adults in a North Indian District

Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence surveys are important in assessing the performance of TB control programs, providing information for planning, and assessing trends of the disease burden over time. This is particularly important in India where several patients receive treatment from practitioners not…

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Incidence of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Patients with Coincident Filarial and/or Intestinal Helminth Infections Followed Longitudinally in South India

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a disease of significant public health importance, particularly in resource-limited parts of the world. According to WHO reports, 1·4 million deaths were associated with tuberculosis (TB) in 2010 worldwide.[1], [2] The 2010 worldwide tuberculosis (TB) incidence was 8·8 million (128 cases/100 000 inhabitants), of which 59% were detected in Asia.

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