Consultation meeting on tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus: meeting summary and recommendations

Ottmani, SE; Murray, MB; Jeon, CY; Baker, MA; Kapur, A; Lonnroth, K; Harries, AD; (2010) Consultation meeting on tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus: meeting summary and recommendations. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease, 14 (12). pp. 1513-1517. ISSN 1027-3719

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The steadily growing epidemic of diabetes mellitus (DM) poses a threat for global tuberculosis (TB) control. Previous studies have identified an important association between DM and TB. However, these studies have limitations: very few were carried out in low-income countries, and none in Africa, raising uncertainty about the strength of the DM-TB association in these settings, and many critical questions remain unanswered. As a result of these questions and uncertainties, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the World Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization Stop TB Department undertook a SUMMARY series of consultations as of January 2009. A systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken by the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health between May and August 2009, and a consultation meeting involving the experts who reviewed the report took place at The Union Headquarters in Paris on 6 and 7 November 2009. This paper constitutes a summary report of the findings, the research gaps and prioritised areas of research, and the recommendations from that meeting.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: diabetes mellitus, tuberculosis, meeting report, screening, treatment, outcomes
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 21180207
Web of Science ID: 285280300006


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