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Mycobacterium bovis in rural Tanzania: Risk factors for infection in human and cattle populations
(Elsevier Ltd., 2007-01)
Although bovine tuberculosis is widespread throughout Africa, very little is known about risk factors for Mycobacterium bovis infection in either human or cattle populations. A human case–control study was conducted in ...
Standardization of natural mycolic acid antigen composition and production for use in biomarker antibody detection to diagnose active tuberculosis
(Elsevier B.V., 2016-08)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, is characterized by the abundance of species specific, antigenic cell wall lipids called mycolic acids. These wax-like molecules all share an identical, ...
Mycolic acids, a promising mycobacterial ligand for targeting of nanoencapsulated drugs in tuberculosis
The appearance of drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) poses a great challenge to the development of novel treatment programmes to combat tuberculosis. Since innovative nanotechnologiesmight ...
Prevalence of Hypertension and Its Association with Tuberculosis, among HIV patients on ART in Bagamoyo District, Eastern Tanzania
(International Journal of AIDS, 2019-11-27)
Background: Individuals living with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension. We, therefore, assess the prevalence of hypertension and its association with Tuberculosis in HIV ...