Abstract The present COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus, has highlighted the vital importance of appropriate personal protective equipment for all exposed health care workers. The…

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Abstract Whilst COVID-19 infection generally run a mild course in up to 80% of those affected, a number of pre-existing co-morbidities determine the severity of infection and the…

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Abstract Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine are drugs which have been widely used in malaria and rheumatoid arthritis respectively for over 50 years. There was anecdotal evidence of their efficacy…

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Abstract Clofazimine (CFZ), an old hydrophobic riminophenazine, has a wide range of antimycobacterial activity ranging from leprosy to nontuberculous mycobacterial diseases. CFZ has several advantages such as a…

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Continue Reading How to protect the protectors: 10 lessons to learn for doctors fighting the COVID-19 coronavirus

Abstract Background: Treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis requires long-term therapy with a combination of multiple second-line drugs. These drugs are associated with numerous adverse events that can cause severe…

Continue Reading Drug-associated adverse events in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis

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Continue Reading Challenging the management of drug-resistant tuberculosis – Authors’ reply

Abstract Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent. Drug-resistant Tuberculosis continues to be a public health…

Continue Reading From pulmonary susceptible tuberculosis to extensively drug resistant tuberculosis: An interesting case report of a young Indian girl

Abstract The continuous flow of new research articles on MDR-TB diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation requires frequent update of existing guidelines. This review is aimed at providing clinicians…

Continue Reading MDR/XDR-TB management of patients and contacts: Challenges facing the new decade. The 2020 clinical update by the Global Tuberculosis Network