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Despite marked improvements in the diagnosis of tuberculosis there are difficulties in diagnosing and monitoring treatment outcome among TB patients. The use of immunological biomarkers alone or in combination with other clinical parameters could predict early the response to TB treatment. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) concentrations significantly decrease within two weeks following TB treatment initiation in adults with active documented TB.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic and Tuberculosis (TB) remain important challenges for global public health and are strongly linked. Despite marked improvements in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, there are difficulties in diagnosing and monitoring treatment outcome among TB patients. The use of immunological biomarkers alone or in combination with other clinical parameters could better predict the response to TB treatment. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) concentrations significantly decrease within two weeks following TB treatment initiation in adults with active documented TB. This is a proof-of-concept study, among 100 patients (50 HIV positive and 50 HIV negative) with documented active TB, in Cambodge and Côte d'Ivoire. Patients recruited for this study will receive the standard TB treatment per their respective national treatment guidelines. Plasma samples will be collected at baseline (initiation of TB treatment), weeks 1, 2, 4 and 8 to measure IL-1Ra, sCD163 and IP-10.
Institut Pasteur Cambodge
Not yet recruiting
French National Institute for Health and Medical Research-French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (Inser
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-17T10:05:16-0400
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The dormant form of TUBERCULOSIS where the person shows no obvious symptoms and no sign of the causative agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) in the SPUTUM despite being positive for tuberculosis infection skin test.
Tuberculosis of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges (TUBERCULOSIS, MENINGEAL), most often caused by MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS and rarely by MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS. The infection may be limited to the nervous system or coexist in other organs (e.g., TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY). The organism tends to seed the meninges causing a diffuse meningitis and leads to the formation of TUBERCULOMA, which may occur within the brain, spinal cord, or perimeningeal spaces. Tuberculous involvement of the vertebral column (TUBERCULOSIS, SPINAL) may result in nerve root or spinal cord compression. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp717-20)
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Tuberculosis of the mouth, tongue, and salivary glands.
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