Latent tuberculosis infection: Opportunities and challenges

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Source: Respirology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Major diagnosis for mediastinal and abdominal lymphadenopathy is lymphoma and tuberculosis. Spontaneous remarkable evolution should discuss viral infection on the condition that no corticosteroids have been taken before as they could magically improve an authentic lymphoma. Trial of antituberculosis treatment that is used in some cases could lead to a misdiagnosis as the viral ‐infected patient can spontaneously heal as it is described in this case. AbstractMajor diagnosis for mediastinal and abdominal lymphadenopathy is lymphoma and tuberculosis. Spontaneous remarkable evolution should discuss viral infection on the con...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research
ConclusionApplication of the BDDCS to predict interactions between rifampin and antihypertensive drugs for patients with both tuberculosis and hypertension was found to be reliable. It should be noted, however, that based on the CYP enzyme and drug transporter information we reviewed, the mechanisms of all of the interactions could not be elucidated, and the predictions are only based on theory. The real effects of rifampin on antihypertensive drugs need to be further observed. Further studies in both animals and humans are needed in the future.
Source: Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusion: mTOR blockade inhibits IL-17A and TNFα production by PBMCs, and osteogenic differentiation of FLS from patients with SpA in vitro. In the HLA-B27 transgenic rat model of SpA, rapamycin inhibits arthritis and spondylitis development and severity, reduces articular bone erosions, decreases pathologic new bone formation and suppresses IL-17A expression. These results may support efforts to evaluate the efficacy of targeting the mTOR pathway in SpA patients.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Rahim MA, Zaman S, Amin MR, Uddin KN, Ma JC Abstract Histoplasmosis is uncommon in many parts of the world, including Bangladesh, where, in recent years, cases are increasingly reported. We sought to describe the sociodemographic characteristics, clinical presentation, investigations, treatment, and outcome of histoplasmosis in Bangladesh. We conducted a retrospective data review of published literature from 1962 to 2017, containing information on histoplasmosis in and/or from Bangladesh. Unpublished, well-documented histoplasmosis cases were also included. A total of 26 male patients aged 8-75 years, with...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 -- A new monitoring approach could help improve treatment of patients with tuberculosis (TB), researchers say. TB is an infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Treatment involves multiple pills or injection...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Conclusion: The presence of 2 or more independent PoCUS predictors (intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy, ascites, and pericardial effusion) had moderate discrimination for HIV-associated tuberculosis in patients presenting to the emergency center.
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Tuberculous pericarditis with pericardial effusion without constrictive physiology is unlikely to develop into constrictive pericarditis in immunocompetent hosts, if treated with optimal anti-tuberculous medication and steroid therapy. Even though there were hemodynamic feature of constrictive pericarditis, more than 80% of the patients were improved from constrictive pericarditis. PMID: 32096358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
[Vanguard] Abuja -No fewer than 581,000 Nigerians have received treatment for Tuberculosis between 2015 and 2020 in 12 states of the country, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Vanguard] President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to lend their support to the Nigerian Government towards ensuring the eradication of tuberculosis in the country.
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Authors: Miller A, Cairns A, Richardson A, Lawrence J Abstract CONTEXT: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious infectious disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality if left untreated. In Australia, TB has been virtually eradicated in non-Indigenous Australian-born populations but in remote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities TB presents a rare but significant public health issue. Remote health services are most likely to encounter patients with suspected and confirmed TB diagnosis but may be unprepared for supporting someone with this disease and the complexities of balancing public health risk wit...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
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