TITLE

Should Micronutrient Supplementation Be Integrated into the Case Management of Tuberculosis?

AUTHOR(S)
Benn, Christine Stabell; Friis, Henrik; Wejse, Christian
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Infectious Diseases;6/1/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 11, p1487
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the integration of micronutrient supplementation on the clinical management of tuberculosis (TB) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. They discuss the findings of the study that micronutrient supplementation was associated with a reduce risk of TB recurrence. They also point out the beneficial effects of supplementation on TB recurrence which have no significant effect on mortality. They comment on the necessity of multicenter trials and the therapy for patients with TB.
ACCESSION #
32102845

 

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