TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

In a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]

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State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for TB testing

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

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At G20 summit, a report states India's preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’

Neeta Sawant*, a 30-year-old Pune resident who has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29 at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for Neeta’s surgery. Neeta’s […]

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New substance discovered by scientist can help treat TB effectively

Study warns of rise in drug-resistant TB cases in India

A study published online in the Lancet Infectious Disease journal has yet again highlighted the need to bring down person-to-person transmission of drug-resistant tuberculosis in India. The Lancet study has predicted an increase in drug-resistant TB cases in four high-burden countries, including India. According to the study report conducted by an international team of scientists, […]

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