Sierra Leone: TB Bacteria Resistant to Drugs
[Concord]Programme manager of the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program (NLTCP) in the ministry of health and sanitation has confirmed that the mycobacterium bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) has put on a resistance against the Rifampin and Isoniazid drugs they have been administering to TB patients over the years, due to some patients' failure to take the drugs regularly.
Conditions: Tuberculosis; Adherence, Patient; Adherence, Medication; Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Interventions: Behavioral: Keheala Mobile Health Platform and Behavioral Interventions; Behavioral: Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC); Behavioral: SMS Reminder; Other: Standard of Care Sponsors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Keheala; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Kenya National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program; McGill&...
Abstract Reports of simultaneous infections and neoplasms in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are occasionally seen in the literature. However, coexistent lymphoma with tuberculosis, and Kaposi sarcoma (KS) with tuberculosis occurring in the same lymph node is rare. Coexistent lesions pose diagnostic difficulties. In this article, we report two HIV-positive patients from Zimbabwe who displayed KS and tuberculosis; KS and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the same lymph node. We found only one similar case presentation in the literature, which was reported in India.
Condition: Tuberculosis Interventions: Other: ACF with a seed-and-recruit model; Other: ACF targeting household and neighborhood contacts; Other: ACF targeting the older population using mobile screening units; Other: Passive case finding Sponsors: National University, Singapore; KHANA Center for Population Health Research; National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control; Cambodian Anti-Tuberculosis Association Not yet recruiting
The 20th International Leprosy Congress (ILC) is being held Sept. 10 to 13 in Manila, Philippines. The conference is hosted every three years and was last held in China in 2016. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulMANILA, Sep 12 2019 (IPS) Rachna Kumari of Munger in Eastern India’s Bihar state is not yet 30. But she’s already been married at 18, abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with leprosy and become an award-winning advocate of the disease. She has traversed a long road. And this week she undertook another step in her journey to fly to Manila, Philippines, as a delegate at the 20th Internati...
ConclusionsIn summary, this paper represents a series of ocular leprosy cases from the AFIP which shows the severity of ocular involvement, the predilection of anterior segment involvement and a large number of histopathologic indeterminate cases. The current immigrant and refugee crisis warrants revisting this ancient disease in the differential diagnosis.
ConclusionAn unusual presentations of leprosy may delay its prompt diagnosis and treatment; thus, increasing morbidity and mortality. Although leprosy has been declared eliminated, it should not be forgotten and physicians should have it in mind to make it a differential diagnosis whenever relevant.
Publication date: 15 October 2019Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Volume 143Author(s): Sakae Yotsumoto Neto, Mayara Ingrid Sousa Lima, Silma Regina Ferreira Pereira, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Rita de Cássia Silva Luz, Flavio Santos DamosAbstractThe first serum diagnosis of leprosy based on the detection of antibodies of patients using a recombinant mimetic peptide (PGL1M3R) as recognition element and exploiting a photoelectrochemical sensor is presented in this work. The photoeletrochemical platform consists of cadmium sulphide and nickel hydroxide electrodeposited on fluorine-doped tin oxide coated glass slide (C...