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Recent Advances in the Treatment of Tuberculosis Infection

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Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is a centuries old disease which is quite prevalent throughout the world caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This disease kills more people every year than other infectious diseases despite the existence of an effective treatment. This treatment has been available since 1940, which means its existence spans over more than fifty years now. The development of antimicrobial resistance is one of the challenges facing the struggle to stem the tide of this lethal outbreak. The wider range of this disease is linked to few functional factors which include lack of public awareness, patient monitoring and follow-up. The prevalence of great progress and advancement in medical technology and research calls for greater efforts. This review article considers trends prevailing all around the globe in the ailments from a comprehensive perspective.

Authors

1-Ravish Faiz
Undergraduate Student, Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

2-Khansha Chaudary
Undergraduate Student, Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

3-Rabia Saeed
Undergraduate Student, Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

4-Gul Shehnaz
Chairperson, Department of Pharmacy, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.

Keywords

Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT960), Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST), Human Immuno Defficiency Virus (HIV), Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR-TB), Tuberculosis (TB), Extensively Drug-Resistant T

DOI Number

10.31703/giidr.2019(IV-I).01

DOI Link

http://dx.doi.org/10.31703/giidr.2019(IV-I).01

Page Nos

1-9

Volume & Issue

IV - I

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Published: Dec 2019

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