Sweta Gupta

Significant risk for severe TB and CVD in patients with comorbid TB/diabetes

The majority of cases of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with tuberculosis (TB) are diagnosed, but are poorly controlled in 4 TB-endemic countries, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.1 Moreover, many people with comorbid TB and DM had significant cardiovascular disease risk and severe TB.

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Low-level delamanid and bedaquiline resistance in extensively drug-resistant TB

In a brief report published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers reported a case of drug resistance against 2 recently approved antitubercular medications: delamanid and bedaquiline. Researchers presented a patient with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), and highlighted the potential for the emergence and transmission of resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains with more frequent use of these relatively new drugs.

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Diagnosing chronic pulmonary aspergillosis in treated pulmonary TB

Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis complicates treated pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) frequently enough to represent an unrecognized global public health issue, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal.

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