Erin T. Welsh

One-third of patients with TB-destroyed lung may have postoperative complications

Approximately one-third of patients with tuberculosis-destroyed lung experienced postoperative complications, with certain subgroups at higher risk, according to new data published in BMC Pulmonary Medicine.

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Pulmonary TB associated with increased lung cancer risk in patients with COPD

Among patients with COPD in South Korea, with an intermediate tuberculosis burden, history of pulmonary TB was associated with an increased risk for developing lung cancer, researchers reported.

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Latent TB infection screening in patients with HS may be unnecessary

Latent tuberculosis infection screening in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa who are treated with TNF alpha inhibitors may be unnecessary, according to a letter published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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