TUBERCULOSIS & DIABETES- THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
Keywords:tuberculosis; diabetes; immunity; epidemiology; global burden ; collaboration ; clinical; public health
Early detection can help improve care and treatment outcomes of both diseases. All people with TB should be systematically screened for diabetes. Systematic screening for TB in people with diabetes should be considered in settings with high TB prevalence. WHO-recommended treatments should be rigorously implemented for people with TB/diabetes. It is important that proper care for diabetes is provided to minimize the risk of TB. Diabetes prevention on population level also helps prevent TB. A joint response is needed to ensure coordinated clinical management and address common health system bottlenecks and social determinants
The aim of this review paper is to provide an overview and elimination strategies, and to describe the basics of present and future challenges in TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention under a clinical perspective.