Researchers investigated the clinical features and risk factors for gout during tuberculosis treatment in a South Korean population.
A new treatment-decision score for the diagnosis of TB in children with HIV performed well, and when used in an algorithm may facilitate prompt treatment decision making for children at a high risk for mortality.
Deferring tuberculosis treatment until after delivery appears to be safer option.
Anyone working closely with animals that might carry the infection should be screened for tuberculosis.
Treatment for latent tuberculosis infection among patients between age 65 and 78 years has been shown to be relatively well tolerated, with completion rates decreasing according to age.
Revised estimate based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection excludes those who report prior treatment.
As a result of low drug resistance in pleural tuberculosis, treatment regimens of pleural TB may include fewer drugs and maintain appropriate levels of efficaciousness.
Disparities in tuberculosis rates persist by race, ethnicity, and geography.