Susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis: host genetic deficiency in tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) gene and tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2).

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OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND The susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) depends upon different factors, and the risk of developing diseases after infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis ranges from 5% to 10%. This suggests that besides the mycobacterial itself, the host genetic factors may determine the differences in host susceptibility to TB. Among the important… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmyco.2016.09.038

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@article{Ghamari2016SusceptibilityTP, title={Susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis: host genetic deficiency in tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) gene and tumor necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2).}, author={Ehsan Ghamari and Poopak Farnia and Shima Saif and Mehran Marashian and Jaladein Ghanavi and Payam Tabarsi and Parissa Farnia and Ali Akbar Velayati}, journal={International journal of mycobacteriology}, year={2016}, volume={5 Suppl 1}, pages={S136-S137} }