A broader spectrum of tuberculosis

Two new studies show that high-resolution imaging can detect active tuberculosis (TB) in people otherwise diagnosed as healthy. Individuals with these signs of active infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) were at an increased risk of developing clinical TB.

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Figure 1: Tuberculosis infection results in a spectrum of disease states both in people with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and after chemotherapy.

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Schnappinger, D., Ehrt, S. A broader spectrum of tuberculosis. Nat Med 22, 1076–1077 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.4186

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