Varghese R, Deshpande A, Digholkar G, Manjunath K, Murthy S and Kumar D*
Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be) University, India
Department of Pharmacology, KLE College of Pharmacy, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be) University, India
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, KLE College of Pharmacy, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed to be) University, India
Although Tuberculosis has been a matter of grave concern for decades altogether, the curative for the same is yet to be established. However, years of rigorous research have opened up new avenues for both diagnosis and treatment. To ensure rapid, accurate, and economical testing for tuberculosis, especially in the nascent stages and in special groups, substantial research is required. One of the most promising techniques that ensure the delivery of optimal healthcare services employs sputum- free diagnostic techniques. The development of such techniques would potentially enable the rapid and efficient diagnosis of latent TB infections, in their nascent stages. Additionally, it would facilitate better planning of the available treatment regimen, to minimize adverse effects. This article aims to explore the various sputum-free diagnostic tools for TB, while concurrently stating the advantages and limitations associated with the same. The prime focus of this article will be to underscore the potential of sputum-free techniques and their future prospects in the clinical armamentarium
Tuberculosis; Diagnosis; Sputum-free techniques; Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Varghese R, Deshpande A, Digholkar G, Manjunath K, Murthy S, Kumar D. Defining New Standards for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis by Employing Sputum-Free Diagnostic Techniques. Int J Intern Emerg Med. 2023; 5(1): 1050.