Tuberculosis

@article{Escalante2009Tuberculosis,
  title={Tuberculosis},
  author={Patricio Escalante},
  journal={The Hospital},
  year={2009},
  volume={36},
  pages={154 - 155}
}
Editor's Note: This issue of In the Clinic has been updated. One third of the world population has Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (1). Despite recent progress in the United States, tuberculosis infection remains prevalent in immigrants, immunosuppressed persons, and other high-risk groups (3). Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is the most prevalent form of tuberculosis in the United States (2). LTBI can progress to active tuberculosis disease, especially in individuals with a… 
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TLDR
This article provides the evidence-based simple and safe screening method, indicating rapid, highly sensitive and specific diagnostic tests for pulmonary and EPTB in children, and provides guidance regarding early diagnosis and treatment accuracy of pediatric TB.
Preventive therapy for tuberculosis in rheumatological patients undergoing therapy with biological drugs
TLDR
After proper LTBI screening investigations, preventive TB therapy has been demonstrated to be effective and well-tolerated to reduce the risk of TB reactivation in rheumatic patients requiring biological drugs.
Tuberculosis
Clinical Aspects of Adult Tuberculosis.
TLDR
In extrapulmonary TB, adjunctive therapeutic measures may be indicated; although in all cases, support is often required to ensure that people are able to complete treatment with minimal adverse events and maximal adherence to the prescribed regimen, and so reduce risk of future disease for themselves and others.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection
  • S. H. Lee
  • Medicine
    Tuberculosis and respiratory diseases
  • 2015
TLDR
Standardized LTBI diagnosis and treatment based on the new 2014 guidelines will contribute to the effective TB control in Korea as well as to the establishment of updated guidelines.
An update on diagnosis of tuberculosis: A review
TLDR
Current ongoing researches have confirm that TB detection via targeting disease biomarker and the development of new and cheaper tools for biomolecular recognition may circumvent the current limitations of diagnostic methods used in the global fight against TB.
Active tuberculosis in inflammatory bowel disease patients under treatment from an endemic area in Latin America
TLDR
Treatment with anti-TNFα increased the risk of active TB in IBD patients from an endemic area in Latin America and the time from the beginning of the treatment to the active TB diagnosis suggests a new TB infection.
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