Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Research

Previous studies have shown that extrapulmonary TB is likely a marker of underlying immune compromise. Further study of the immune response of persons with previous extrapulmonary TB provides clues to the immune factors that predispose a person to progress from latent M. tuberculosis infection to clinical disease and contribute to TB prevention efforts by identifying potential targets for TB vaccines. Emerging evidence suggests a key component of the early response to infection with M. tuberculosis is Toll-like receptors. Vanderbilt researchers are working to better characterize the quantity and function of these receptors on immune system response in persons with various manifestations of TB.

Christina Fiske [Email]
Infectious Disease
Location Nashville, TN, USA 
Contacts N/A 
Program Type


Funding Type



North America

Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis 

    Program Length
      VU Affiliation

      The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt. 


      The program does not have a language requirement.