Links between diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis: should we integrate screening and care?


Harries, AD; Billo, N; Kapur, A; (2008) Links between diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis: should we integrate screening and care? Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.08.008

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Abstract

Recent systematic reviews show that diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the risk and odds of developing tuberculosis (TB), especially in young people and in developing countries with a high background incidence of TB. There are no data showing that TB increases the risk of DM. The large dual burden of disease may make management of both conditions more difficult. High-quality implementation research is needed to assess the value and ways of screening for DM in patients with TB and vice versa, and to set up standardised systems of monitoring and evaluation based on the directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) model used for TB control.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 18809194
Web of Science ID: 261918700001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/6998

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