Enabling biomarkers for tuberculosis control [State of the Art Series. New tools. Number 3 in the series].

@article{Maertzdorf2012EnablingBF,
  title={Enabling biomarkers for tuberculosis control [State of the Art Series. New tools. Number 3 in the series].},
  author={Jeroen Maertzdorf and January Weiner and S H E Kaufmann},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={1140-8}
}
Accelerated control of tuberculosis (TB) requires better control measures. Biomarkers, which reliably diagnose active TB or even predict risk of disease progression in individuals, could facilitate rapid diagnosis and treatment of TB patients and allow preventive measures for latently infected individuals with a high risk of TB. Moreover, biomarkers could speed up clinical trials with novel drug and vaccine candidates. Three platforms of global biomarker profiling will be described, with an… CONTINUE READING