Impact of diabetes on the natural history of tuberculosis.

  title={Impact of diabetes on the natural history of tuberculosis.},
  author={Blanca I Restrepo and Larry S. Schlesinger},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={106 2},
Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one bacterial killer worldwide and the current increase in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (DM), particularly in countries where TB is also endemic, has led to the re-emerging importance of DM2 as a risk factor for TB. There is an urgent need to implement strategies for TB prevention among the millions of DM patients exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) worldwide, but knowledge is limited on how and when DM2 alters the natural history of this infection… CONTINUE READING
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