Explore the latest in tuberculosis, including recent advances in screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and global control.
This JAMA Patient Page describes latent and active tuberculosis and discusses the pros and cons of screening for latent tuberculosis.
This 2023 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for LTBI in populations at increased risk (B recommendation).
This systematic review to support the 2023 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on screening for latent tuberculosis infection in adults summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for, and treatment of, tuberculosis in asymptomatic persons 18 years or older.
This JAMA Insights Clinical Update examines treatment recommendations and therapy options among adults with latent tuberculosis infection.
This randomized clinical trial compares health-related quality of life scores for patients with tuberculosis who had therapy monitored and tracked with an electronic device vs daily in-person visits for medication.
This systematic review examines the country-specific, regional, and overall prevalence of stroke experienced by patients with tuberculous meningitis.
This cross-sectional study of patients with tuberculosis in Zambia examines preferences for improving tuberculosis diagnostic services.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews the work of visual artist Paula Siniatkina, who has used her experience as a patient previously quarantined and treated for tuberculosis to create art intended to represent and destigmatize the disease.
A man aged 55 years presented with worsening vision, photopsia, floaters, and eye redness, left eye greater than right. Dilated examination of the left eye revealed vitreous haze and cell, along with multifocal chorioretinal scars extending from the optic nerve to the macula. What is your diagnosis?
This systematic review and meta-analysis examines treatment outcomes and adverse events among pregnant patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
This randomized noninferiority trial compares the effectiveness of electronic directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment regimen with in-person observation.
This cross-sectional analysis uses surveillance data to examine clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of California residents diagnosed with tuberculosis and COVID-19 in close succession compared with those diagnosed with tuberculosis before the COVID-19 pandemic or COVID-19 alone.
A 46-year-old man with a history of travel to India had 3 months of upper back pain and 2 weeks of dry cough and subjective fevers that did not improve with empirical azithromycin. Chest CT showed a dense consolidation in the left lower lobe; MRI showed a paraspinal mass with extensive contrast enhancement in the lower thoracic vertebral bodies and relative sparing of the disks. What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?
This cohort study evaluates the association of diabetes duration and fasting plasma glucose level with the development of tuberculosis in adults in Korea.
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