Needs in tuberculosis research

Prabhakar, R (1995) Needs in tuberculosis research. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 42 (3). pp. 179-181. ISSN 0019-5705

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Tuberculosis is still a major health problem in developing countries. It is also emerging as a major infectious disease in the developed countries due to AIDS epidemic. Its pathogenesis, immunology and molecular biology are still incompletely understood. The development of new drugs to fight tuberculosis ceased over two decades ago. The variable efficacy of BCG, found in different trials, still remains an enigma. And, it is likely that its epidemiology is also different, in some aspects, in developing countries compared with the developed ones. Sometime ago, it was said that the application of current knowledge about tuberculosis was lagging so far behind its application in the field that the focus should shift from more and more research in tuberculosis. That saying appears to have lost its validity under the present circumstances, especially when the WHO has declared a global war on the “neglected epidemic”. The following horizons in different aspects of tuberculosis can be recognised in respect of research needs in tuberculosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 07:47
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 05:27

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