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CHENNAI: In the battle against multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, the last line of defence seems one that can be easily breached. A key drug prescribed to treat the complex bacterial infection is of substandard quality, a study conducted in eight districts in Tamil Nadu has found.
BOSTON — A combination treatment consisting of bedaquiline, pyrazinamide and PA-824 demonstrated early bactericidal activity against tuberculosis and will be studied in future, longer duration trials, researchers reported here at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.
India accounts for a quarter of the 8.6 million cases of TB that occur worldwide. India also accounts for a third of the ‘missing 3 million TB cases’ that do not get diagnosed or notified. Not only is TB not going away, we are now seeing severe forms of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).
Tuberculosis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB IRIS) occurred more often with early antiretroviral therapy (ART) than with delayed therapy in the randomized ACTG A5221 trial. TB IRIS proved more common in people who started ART with a CD4 count below 50 cells/µL.
A third of tuberculosis (TB) sufferers in Thailand are not receiving proper treatment, increasing the risk of spreading the disease and their chances of becoming resistant to multiple treatment drugs.
All you need to know about Tuberculosis, explained in six short web clips. Click here to watch the videos.
Chased by tuberculosis for more than twenty years, Igor (42), from the small town Anenii Noi in Moldova, lives in dark hopelessness for a recovery. His wife has passed away and his children have been taken to a specialised institution.
KARACHI: Faces all around you are covered by masks, even your own, because the moment you enter the area you are handed a mask.
Forum of International Respiratory Societies to assist in finding the 3 million “missed” TB cases (post)
“The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is committed to mobilizing all its members to help reach the ‘missing’ 3 million tuberculosis cases”, said Dr Maria Montes de Oca, chair of FIRS. “FIRS members represent 70,000 health professionals working in almost every country of the world, so the capacity to increase case finding and provide TB care that meets the International Standards of TB Care is there.”
The purpose of the report, based on the TB ECAB (European Community Advisory Board) meeting held in Brussels between May 17-19, 2013 is to inform ECAB and community advocates on HIV/TB treatment, care and research advocacy, in order to increase the capacity of the ECAB members and partners to get further involved in TB drugs, diagnostics development and access, and to identify key advocacy priorities.
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