TB and Diabetes
The link between tuberculosis and diabetes
Diabetes, which causes immunosuppression, is increasingly being recognized as an independent risk factor for tuberculosis (TB) (1).
The synergistic relationship between tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) has long been recognized by clinicians (1). Data suggest that the relationship is causal – primarily emerging through hyperglycemia and its impact on immune defenses (2).
The CDC recommends IGRA tests for TB infection
Reduce the risk of active TB among diabetics
QFT-Plus is the modern alternative to the tuberculin skin test.