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Current Approaches and Future Prospects in Tuberculosis Therapy

Author(s):

Md Tanwir Athar, Zabih Ullah and Abdus Samad   Pages 1 - 1 ( 1 )

Abstract:


Tuberculosis (TB), which is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a serious threat and one of the major health problems worldwide. In recent years, an estimated of 9.6 million TB cases occurred and 1.5 million death occurred due to TB worldwide. The present review is an attempt to introduce this disease focusing on the pathophysiology of the disease, the current approachesand the related patents for treatment and the future planningfor combating this disease.

Keywords:

Tuberculosis therapy, First line treatment, fluorquinolones, second line therapy, diagnosis, new drug.

Affiliation:

Prince Sultan Medical University Riyadh, Prince Sultan Medical University Riyadh, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh



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