Maria Arini Lopez

Severe forms of TB, HIV coinfection more likely in women

Women had a higher risk for both severe forms of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV coinfection than men, suggesting additional research is needed to assess gender disparities in TB.

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Linezolid at lower doses may be more tolerable for multidrug-resistant TB

Improved outcomes and increased treatment tolerability to linezolid were observed in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis who switched to a lower dose.

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Optimal time to initiate antiretroviral therapy after pulmonary TB treatment in pediatric patients

These study findings support the World Health Organization’s recommendation to initiate antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive pediatric patients within 2 weeks of initiating treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis.

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