Micronutrients improve tuberculosis therapy

A trial of the effect of micronutrient supplementation on treatment outcome, T cell counts, morbidity, and mortality in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Micronutrient deficiency is a key factor in the progression of tuberculosis. Based on this understanding, the present study evaluated the effect of a micronutrient supplementation, including vitamin A, B, C, E and selenium, in adults with tuberculosis. 471 adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and 416 HIV-negative adults with tuberculosis were investigated. The results showed that micronutrient supplementation was able to improve the treatment results in patients with tuberculosis. Further details can be found in the study.
Villamor E, Mugusi F, Urassa W, Bosch RJ, Saathoff E, Matsumoto K, Meydani SN, Fawzi WW. A trial of the effect of micronutrient supplementation on treatment outcome, T cell counts, morbidity, and mortality in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 1;197(11):1499-505.



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