Exogenous reinfection in tuberculosis
Some people who develop a second case of tuberculosis after being successfully treated for a previous case may actually be infected with a different strain of the bacterium that causes this disease. Formerly, doctors believed a second case of tuberculosis was just a reactivation of the previous case that was not completely eradicated. However, a 1999 study used DNA fingerprinting to discover that 12 of 16 patients with a second case of tuberculosis were infected with a different strain than the one that caused the first case.
Publication Name: The New England Journal of Medicine
Medical management of influenza infection
The article discusses medical management and the various drugs that can be employed for the treatment of any kind of influenza infection in humans. It focuses on the need of development of new formulations and guidelines for the appropriate use of drugs in children and people for the treatment of the infection.
Publication Name: Annual Review of Medicine
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