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Review Article

Tuberculosis and Diabetes - The Converging Epidemic

Volume 4, Jan 2015

Navneet Wadhwa, MD (Pharmacology), Mumbai, India

 Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one bacterial killer worldwide and the current increase in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, particularly in countries where TB is also endemic, has led to the re-emerging importance of DM as a risk factor for TB. The dual burden of TB and diabetes has attracted much attention in the past decade as diabetes prevalence has increased dramatically in countries already afflicted with a high
burden of TB.

Volume 4, Number 1, Pages: 18-20

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