• Autoimmune diseases

    LIPOPROTEIN SYNTHESIS IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION

      Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacterium usually attack the lungs, however, TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain. In some cases, people infected with TB bacteria do not show any symptom. In such cases, the health condition is called latent TB infection (LTBI). Childhood TB contributes to approximately 15 -40% of all TB cases and is usually acquired from contact with infectious adult. The high rate of TB transmission among children can be attributed to population density and prolonged diagnostic delay in endemic areas. Majority of the childhood TB cases and deaths occur in…