Latest Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis Stories
Timing is everything when treating patients with both HIV and tuberculosis.
The European Respiratory Journal is today (04 August 2011) publishing the updated guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) that aim to help manage drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB).
Two research studies suggest that a new automated DNA test for tuberculosis (Xpert MTB/RIF), which can detect TB within 2 hours and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, can significantly increase TB detection rate compared to other tests, particularly in HIV positive patients who have a high risk of being infected with TB, including multidrug resistant TB.
Patients with tuberculosis (TB) who wear a simple facemask may be able to greatly cut transmission rates to non-infected patients, according to a study conducted on guinea pigs.
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