Innovative Methods to Manage, Detect, and Prevent Tuberculosis

Martinez, Leonardo, Castellanos, María Eugenia, Hallowell, Benjamin D., and Whalen, Christopher C. (2017) Innovative Methods to Manage, Detect, and Prevent Tuberculosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 195 (4). pp. 530-532.

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[Extract] The differential infectiousness of patients with tuberculosis has been studied for more than 50 years (2), and several research groups have shown that some cases are more infectious than others (2–5). Several methods of evaluating tuberculosis infectiousness have been used, including sputum smear status, cavitary lung lesions, tuberculin skin test (TST) conversion among contacts, and molecular epidemiological methods. Despite the diversity in methodology used, identifying the most infectious cases remains challenging. To prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission, accurate methods to identify highly infectious tuberculosis cases must be developed.

Item ID: 75314
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1535-4970
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 04:21
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420207 Major global burdens of disease @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200101 Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions @ 67%
20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 33%
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