Article Index

Conclusions and recommendations

Diabetes mellitus was a substantial contributor to the burden of tuberculosis in the Americas Region in 2008, accounting for an estimated 31,411 cases or 15.4% of the total number of cases of tuberculosis.  Read more...


It is recommended that tuberculosis screening is routinely conducted among those with diabetes especially those with uncontrolled diabetes. Control of diabetes mellitus should be undertake as a strategy for decreasing the burden of tuberculosis.  Read more...