CITRUS COULD COMBAT MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS

The Mantoux skin test consists of an intraderm...

The Mantoux skin test consists of an intradermal injection of exactly one tenth of a milliliter (mL) of PPD tuberculin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

"Fight tuberculosis - obey the rules of h...

“Fight tuberculosis – obey the rules of health” – A poster from the Works Progress Administration created between 1936–1941 urges the public to prevent tuberculosis by having good sleeping habits, eating well, and getting exposure to sunlight. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citrus Could Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

In recent years, strains of tuberculosis have emerged that are able to withstand some of the most potent antibiotics on the market, but a fairly low-tech solution could be their undoing. When vitamin C is introduced to tuberculosis bacteria in a test tube, it triggers a process that kills off the bacilli—even drug-resistant strains. It is possible that, when used in conjunction with existing tuberculosis treatments, vitamin C could help root out these hard-to-treat infections. More… Discuss

Main symptoms of different variants and stages...

Main symptoms of different variants and stages of tuberculosis (See Wikipedia:Tuberculosis), with many symptoms overlapping with other variants, while others are more (but not entirely) specific for certain variants. Multiple variants may be present simultaneously. Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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