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UTHealth researchers find diabetics at higher risk of tuberculosis infection
Date:5/24/2011

Restrepo and Lonnroth both said improved diabetes prevention and management with partial integration of TB programs worldwide will benefit the management of both diseases.

"TB clinics can reach out to a population that is medically underserved and provide new diabetes diagnosis to this population," Restrepo said.

Study participants were new TB cases diagnosed between March 2006 and September 2008 at clinics in Hidalgo and Cameron County Health Department's clinics and the Secretara de Salud de Tamaulipas in Matamoros, Mexico. Diabetes diagnoses were confirmed using blood testing.


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