Reduced levels of zinc in pulmonary tuberculosis

Status of zinc in pulmonary tuberculosis.

This study investigated the blood levels of zinc in tuberculosis patients, with the aim to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-tuberculosis therapy. 50 tuberculosis patients and 30 healthy participants were included and tested for their zinc levels. The authors found that zinc can boost the immune system if applied during the course of treatment, thereby enhancing its effectiveness. Further details can be found in the study.
Ghulam H, Kadri SM, Manzoor A, Waseem Q, Aatif MS, Khan GQ, Manish K. Status of zinc in pulmonary tuberculosis. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2009 Jun 1;3(5):365-8.

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