Revisiting the timetable of tuberculosis.
Behr, Marcel A
Edelstein, Paul H
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Behr, M. A., Edelstein, P. H., & Ramakrishnan, L. (2018). Revisiting the timetable of tuberculosis.. BMJ, 362 k2738. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2738
Tuberculosis has a much shorter incubation period than is widely thought, say Marcel A Behr and colleagues, and this has implications for prioritising research and public health strategies Between a quarter and a third of the world’s population are estimated to be latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The 2018 World Health Organization resource page for tuberculosis (TB) states: “On average, 5-10% of those who are infected will develop active TB disease over their lifetime.” Other authorities use terms such as “dormant” or “alive but inactive” (supplementary box 1).
Humans, Tuberculosis, Antitubercular Agents, Time Factors
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) (7R37A1054503-13)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2738
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