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Tuberculosis: a short glimpse

Ahtesham Ahmad Shad, Wajahat Ahmed Shad

Journal Title:International Medicine

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an acid-fast bacterium, that cause the disease of significant burden worldwide i.e. tuberculosis (TB). Because of its airborne transmission, it remains a milestone and a very strong hurdle to limit its spread. More significantly, its targeting area mostly is alveolar macrophages present in the lungs, in which it can reside as a silent killer. This mini review aims to highlight the fundamentals of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, its disease-causing pattern, and treatment options that have been developed to tackle the disease. TB has been categorized into re-emerging disease in many parts of the world, so there is a need to look on it. Further prevention and controlling strategies also discussed in last to highlight the importance in which sense the TB prevalence could potentially be reduced.