Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 438--441

Glycemic control in tuberculosis: Lessons learned from Taiwan


Min-Chih Wang, Jorge Cervantes 
 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX, USA

Correspondence Address:
Jorge Cervantes
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Science center
USA

The global epidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis poses challenges to the control of both diseases. Patients with tuberculosis and diabetes experience worse clinical manifestations, increased risk of treatment failure, recurrence, and death. Diabetes is also associated with risk for latent tuberculosis infection. Management of hyperglycemia reduces the risk and improves the outcome of tuberculosis in diabetic patients. Recent epidemiological studies from Taiwan have provided new and important information on the benefits of metformin in tuberculosis. When addressing the issue of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a shortened anti-tuberculous therapeutic regime seems a feasible approach for better cure rates, with less loss-to-follow.


How to cite this article:
Wang MC, Cervantes J. Glycemic control in tuberculosis: Lessons learned from Taiwan.Asian Pac J Trop Med 2019;12:438-441


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Wang MC, Cervantes J. Glycemic control in tuberculosis: Lessons learned from Taiwan. Asian Pac J Trop Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 23 ];12:438-441
Available from: https://www.apjtm.org/article.asp?issn=1995-7645;year=2019;volume=12;issue=10;spage=438;epage=441;aulast=Wang;type=0