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A description of patients with recurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis in TB hospital, Ermelo
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2015-07)
South Africa is one of the high burden countries for TB in Sub Sahara in Africa with Mpumalanga as one of the provinces with a high burden of disease. Data available on tuberculosis in Msukaligwa indicate the following: ...
Frequency of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD8+ T-cells in the course of anti-tuberculosis treatment
Anti-tuberculosis drug treatment is known to affect the number, phenotype, and effector functionality of antigen-specific T-cells. In order to objectively gauge Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-specific CD8+ T-cells at the ...
A phylogenomic investigation into the evolution and biological characteristics of the Beijing lineage family of principle genetic group 1 members of mycobacterium tuberculosis
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Tuberculosis has continued to be a global health concern and warrants an increased understanding of its causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) in terms of its evolution, virulence ...
Why healthcare workers are sick of TB
Dr Thato Mosidi never expected to be diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), despite widely prevalent exposure and very limited infection control measures. The life-threatening diagnosis of primary extensively drug-resistant TB ...
The impact of mass media interventions on tuberculosis awareness, health-seeking behaviour and health service utilisation : a systematic review protocol
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2014-12)
Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem in many parts of the world. Strategies to curb the spread of TB must match the multifaceted nature of the epidemic. The use of mass media is one of the ...
Compliance of St. Joseph’s Hospital Roma, Lesotho with the National Tuberculosis Programme of Lesotho, 2007/2008
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-03)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background and Objective: Most National Tuberculosis Programmes ( NTPs) have focused their efforts on reaching the short-term internationally recommended TB control targets set in 2005 by the World health ...
Tuberculous pericarditis : challenges and controversies in the modern era
(South African Heart Association, 2016)
Tuberculous pericarditis (TBP) continues to wreak havoc across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Despite more than 5 decades of treatment and research into TBP, we are not much closer to alleviating the suffering and mortality ...
An investigation into the role of collectins in tuberculosis infection
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2005-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Please see fulltext for abstract.
Elucidation of the substrates of mycosin 3, an essential protease of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), infects one third of the world’s population and kills 1.7 million people per year. The increasing prevalence of multi- and extensively ...
Investigation into genotypic diagnostics for mycobacterium tuberculosis
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2010-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Diagnostic delay is regarded as a major contributor to the continuous rise in tuberculosis (TB) cases and the emergence and transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug ...