Post-pulmonary tuberculosis complications in South Africa and a potential link with pulmonary hypertension : premise for clinical and scientific investigations

Allwood, B. W. ; Maarman, G. J. ; Kyriakakis, C. G. ; Doubell, A. F. (2018)

CITATION: Allwood, B. W. et al. 2018. Post-pulmonary tuberculosis complications in South Africa and a potential link with pulmonary hypertension : premise for clinical and scientific investigations. South African Medical Journal, 108(7):529, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i7.13359.

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Article

The magnitude of the pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in South Africa (SA) and globally[1] has received increased attention. Efforts have been made to explore new and improved diagnostic[2] and treatment strategies,[3] but the story does not end with treatment, and TB frequently results in long-term lung damage.

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