Can immune parameters be used as predictors to distinguish between pulmonary multidrug-resistant and drug-sensitive tuberculosis?


Kiran B., Cagatay T. , Clark P., Kosar F., Cagatay P. , Yurt S., ...More

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.6, no.1, pp.77-82, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2010.13511
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-82

Abstract

Introduction: Despite the development and wide implementation of Directly Observed Therapy Strategies (DOTS), multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) remains a serious global health threat. In this study, the role of host immune response in patients with MDR-TB is investigated and compared with that of patients with smear-positive drug-sensitive tuberculosis (SP-TB)