Monday, June 15, 2009

TB more likely to strike diabetics, says experts

The Times of India of 15th June reports............
TB more likely to strike diabetics

"According to recent data from the World Health Organisation, diabetes accounts for 14.8% of pulmonary tuberculosis and 20.2% of smear positive tuberculosis. If this continues, diabetes could replace HIV-AIDS as the main reason for TB coming back into society. It could prove highly infectious, as is the case with swine flu today," said Dr Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M V Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre. Patients with active TB and type II diabetes mellitus are likely to have multi-drug resistant TB, he added.

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