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  1. The return of tuberculosis.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Infectious Diseases Meeting. Infectious Diseases Meeting. Brussels, BEL ; Cologne, DEU, 1998/09/11.

    At the end of the 20th century, tuberculosis remains a major public health issue.

    In developing countries tuberculosis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, and the spread of the HIV epidemic contributes significantly to the worsening of the situation.

    Coinfection with tuberculosis and HIV results in special diagnostic and therapeutic problems and uses up larger amounts of medical resources in developing countries.

    Outbreaks of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) were first reported from US-American centers caring for HIV patients, but have now been observed in many other countries.

    In Western Europe the tuberculosis epidemic is under control, but increasing incidence rates in migrants raise new problems in these countries.

    Tuberculosis is uncontrolled in large parts of the former Soviet Union due to the socio-economic break-down in these countries.

    Only rigorous infection control measures on a world-wide scale will prevent further detoriation of this situation.

    Therefore, the extension of surveillance systems, and sufficient funding for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis by national governments and international organizations are all urgently needed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bactérie, Homme, Enfant, Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Diagnostic, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Antibiotique, Antibactérien, Variation géographique, SIDA, Virose, Infection mixte, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Afrique, Europe Est, Europe, Article synthèse, Infection opportuniste

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacteriaceae, Mycobacteriales, Actinomycetes, Bacteria, Human, Child, Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Diagnosis, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Antibiotic, Antibacterial agent, Geographical variation, AIDS, Viral disease, Mixed infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe, Review, Opportunistic infection

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    Cote : 99-0313003

    Code Inist : 002A05B11. Création : 16/11/1999.