Personalized Treatment for TB With the Help of Genetic Profiling

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  February 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Tuberculosis patients will soon be able to receive personalized treatment depending upon the version of their `Goldilocks` gene (LTA4H).
 Personalized Treatment for TB With the Help of Genetic Profiling
Personalized Treatment for TB With the Help of Genetic Profiling

Scientists from the Oxford University, King`s College London, Vietnam and the US have found that people generate varying immune reactions to TB according to what version of the LTA4H gene they have.

Thus an individual`s genetic profile can determine which drug will work best for them. The researchers also showed that steroids used as part of the standard treatment for the most severe form of tuberculosis and TB meningitis, benefit only some patients.

The results of the study are published in the journal Cell.

Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Tuberculosis AIDS/HIV Genetics and Stem Cells Silicosis Screening Tests for Tuberculosis Christianson Syndrome 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...