Iron and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

@article{Lounis2001IronAM,
  title={Iron and Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.},
  author={Nacer Lounis and Ch. Truffot-Pernot and Jacques H. Grosset and Victor R Gordeuk and Johan R. Boelaert},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          123-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND iron is known to play a role in the susceptibility to and outcome of several infections. In view of the increasing worldwide problem of tuberculosis, it may be important to ascertain whether this is also the case with this infection. OBJECTIVES (1) to review studies conducted in vitro, in experimental animals, and in humans that provide evidence that iron status may influence the occurrence and outcome of tuberculosis. (2) To perform an in vivo study in mice, examining the effect… CONTINUE READING
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