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Rapid Screening of MDR-TB in Cases of Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis Using Geno Type MTBDRplus

Tuberculosis, a major cause of morbidity and mortality, is the greatest killer worldwide alongside HIV due to a single infectious agent. There were 6.0 million new TB cases in 2014 and 1.5 million TB deaths…

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Use of Rapid, Point-of-Care Assays by Private Practitioners in Chennai, India: Priorities for Tuberculosis Diagnostic Testing

Despite efforts to increase case detection, 3 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases are not notified to national TB programs each year; over one-quarter (27%) of these “missed cases” are estimated to occur in India…

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The Influence of Smoking on Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients

Smoking is significantly associated with increased risks of tuberculous infection, tuberculosis (TB) disease, TB mortality and recurrent TB. TB patients who have smoked are more likely to transmit TB to their…

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Oral Tolerance to Environmental Mycobacteria Interferes with Intradermal, but Not Pulmonary, Immunization against Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of death due to an infectious agent worldwide, with a yearly mortality of 1.5 million. The World Health Organization estimates that over one-third of the global population is latently infected with…

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A Web-Based Platform for Designing Vaccines against Existing and Emerging Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The tuberculosis cost millions of lives every year globally as well as billions of humans are infected with this deadly disease. In addition, treatment is not patient friendly, as it requires combination of drugs for…

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Direct Observation of Treatment Provided by a Family Member as Compared to Non-Family Member among Children with New Tuberculosis

Directly observed treatment (DOT) is a supportive mechanism where a provider directly observes a patient consuming their medication to ensure treatment adherence and is a core component of the…

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“When Treatment Is More Challenging than the Disease”: A Qualitative Study of MDR-TB Patient Retention

India ranks first among the 27 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) high burden countries worldwide, contributing to 21% of all estimated MDR-TB cases. Monitoring…

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