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Tuberculosis and Diabetes

 
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People with diabetes have a tuberculosis risk 2 to 3 times higher than people without diabetes.

Having a weaker immune system as a result of chronic diseases such as diabetes creates a much higher risk of progressing from TB infection to TB disease. In turn, diabetes is complicated by the presence of infectious diseases, including TB, with a higher risk of death during TB treatment, and a higher risk of TB relapse after treatment.

It is important that proper care for diabetes is provided to those who suffer from TB/diabetes. Early detection can help improve care and control of both.

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Last reviewed on Jun 22, 2015

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