Steps forward in LRTI and tuberculosis: Update from the ERS respiratory infections assembly

F. Blasi, R. Cosentini, G. B. Migliori, W. Boersma

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Abstract

Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) and tuberculosis are among the leading reasons for seeking medical care. In the present report, the most recent advances in the fields of clinical research and basic science of LRTIs and tuberculosis are presented through analysis of some of the best abstracts presented at the 18th European Respiratory Society Annual Congress in Berlin. The role of viruses in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations and the importance of new biomarkers in the diagnosis of bacterial infections in LRTI are discussed. New tools for the diagnosis of latent and active tuberculosis in special subgroups of patients (children, immunocompromised individuals, etc.), and the new epidemiological threat of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis cases is analysed. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1448-1453
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • European Respiratory Society Congress
  • Respiratory infections
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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