Posts Tagged ‘Mycobacterium tuberculosis’

Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Posted by • May 29th, 2015

About one third of the world population has latent M. tuberculosis infection. A new review explains the approach to patients with latent infection, including an update on the risks and benefits of treatment and assessment of the likelihood of progression to active disease. Studies suggest that active tuberculosis will develop in 5 to 15% of persons… Read More…

29-Year-Old Man with Headache and Diplopia

Posted by • March 14th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 29-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of headache, vomiting, photophobia, diplopia, and stiff neck. He was born in Southeast Asia. Brain imaging showed diffuse leptomeningeal enhancement. Cultures were sterile. A diagnostic procedure was performed. Chronic meningitis differs in important ways from acute meningitis…. Read More…

Aspiring to Make MDR-TB Nevermore: Delamanid for Multi-drug Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Posted by • June 6th, 2012

Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809; d. 1849), master of the macabre, had good reason to be terrified by “the redness and the horror of blood”[1] – particularly when it arrived in a fit of coughing. Consumption (almost certainly due to pulmonary tuberculosis) orphaned Poe before the age of three, and later caused the death of… Read More…