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Ebrahimi M, Askari F S, Razzaghi N, Mohebbi A. SARS-Cov-2 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis: A Mini Review. jcbr. 2021; 5 (3) :33-39
URL: http://jcbr.goums.ac.ir/article-1-319-en.html
1- Children's Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
2- Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
3- Vista Aria Rena Gene Inc/Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , mohebbi-a@goums.ac.ir
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Tuberculosis (TB) has infected billions of people worldwide. The clinical appearance of TB is close to that of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Active pulmonary TB infection can lead to severe pulmonary distress syndrome. Recent studies have revealed the clinical significance of TB surveillance in COVID-19 patients. In this mini-review, we compiled data from published literature and addressed the significance of interplay between TB and SARS-CoV-2 co-infection. Bilateral cross-relationship between these two major public health issues can be classified into two main categories. On one hand, active TB and multidrug-resistance infections lead to poor prognosis, particularly in elderly patients with COVID-19. On the other hand, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic caused major harm to the global TB services and surveillance.
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Article Type: Review | Subject: Microbiology
Received: 2021/07/19 | Accepted: 2021/09/4 | Published: 2021/09/17

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