What is the Relationship between Diabetes and Tuberculosis?

By Jade Marie Evans
27 November, 2017

A recent study highlighted in the British Medical Journal which included 4,215 people from the U.S. with undiagnosed diabetes, found that these patients were 2.2 times more likely to have latent TB than people without diabetes. Latent TB refers to the dormant form of the infection which can later become active. This issue is a concerning one as diabetes is steadily increasing especially in areas such as Asia where cases of TB is very much still present in high numbers.

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