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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courtesy - The Times of India - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennai/TB-more-likely-to-strike-diabetics-says-experts-/articleshow/4656337.cms