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Diabetes and TB: A growing threat

Posted by @Margaret_Marie in Diabetes/Endocrine System, Mar 26, 2014

The biggest risk facing tuberculosis is diabetes. If a person is exposed to TB and has diabetes, he or she faces a bigger risk for developing active disease. Researchers saw this happen in communities in California and the Pacific Northwest where 20 to 30% of TB cases can be linked to diabetes.

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