Tuberculosis comorbidity with communicable and non-communicable diseases: integrating health services and control efforts.

@article{Marais2013TuberculosisCW,
  title={Tuberculosis comorbidity with communicable and non-communicable diseases: integrating health services and control efforts.},
  author={Ben J. Marais and Knut L{\"o}nnroth and Stephen D. Lawn and Giovanni Battista Migliori and Peter B Mwaba and Philippe Glaziou and Matthew G. D. Bates and Ruth Colagiuri and Lynn Sodai Zijenah and S. S. Swaminathan and Ziad Ahmed Memish and Michel Pletschette and Michael Hoelscher and Ibrahim Abubakar and Rumina Hasan and Afia Zafar and Guiseppe Pantaleo and Gill Craig and Peter Sungwhan Kim and Markus Maeurer and Marco Schito and Alimuddin M. Zumla},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={436-48}
}
Recent data for the global burden of disease reflect major demographic and lifestyle changes, leading to a rise in non-communicable diseases. Most countries with high levels of tuberculosis face a large comorbidity burden from both non-communicable and communicable diseases. Traditional disease-specific approaches typically fail to recognise common features and potential synergies in integration of care, management, and control of non-communicable and communicable diseases. In resource-limited… CONTINUE READING
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