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Vol. 5, No. 11, p. 641-646 - Dec. 31, 2018


The pros and cons pertaining to tuberculosis and tuberculosis protocols

Rishan Singh

There are many pros and cons with the protocols used to diagnose patient with TB, particularly because research isn't able to correlate findings with the virulence of the tuberculosis pathogen. This has resulted in further experiments to try optimise protocols for better evaluation of susceptible and resistant tuberculosis strains. This indicates the need for more health-care facilities to treat patients with tuberculosis, or co-tuberculosis infections, more precisely. This article presents some advantages and disadvantages of tuberculosis treatment protocols, with emphasis on drugs, tuberculosis data sets and the administration of plant compounds. This paper also highlights some points on the mechanism of drug action with tuberculosis. Controversies and the present status of tuberculosis studies are also commented on. This is the first (generalised) paper to highlight laboratory as well as non-laboratory points pertaining to tuberculosis and tuberculosis protocols.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Antimicrobials; Inhibitory; Stimulatory; Immunosuppression; Virulent; Immunocompromised; Pathogenesis; Cytology; Susceptibility; Resistance.


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