Mtwangambate G, Kalluvya SE, Kidenya BR, Kabangila R, Downs JA, Smart LR, Fitzgerald DW, Peck RN. 'Cough-triggered' tuberculosis screening among adults with diabetes in Tanzania. Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association. 2014 May;31(31). 600-5. PMID: 24152037 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4049009 NIHMSID: NIHMS569338.
Diabetes increases the risk of tuberculosis and the prevalence of diabetes is rising in tuberculosis-endemic regions such as sub-Saharan Africa. Resource-appropriate strategies for tuberculosis case finding among African adults with diabetes are needed. The aims of this study were to determine prevalence of tuberculosis and evaluate one screening strategy among adult Tanzanians with diabetes.