Virtual Special Issue for World Tuberculosis Day 2016

To mark World Tuberculosis Day 2016 on March 24th, we present a selection of key research papers from journals published by Elsevier, as selected by our editors and publishers. These articles have been made openly available to you.

Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Current Opinion in Microbiology

Egyptian Journal of Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis - See more at:


International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

In  vitro synergistic activity of clofazimine and other antituberculous drugs  against multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
Zhijian Zhang, Tianzhi Li, Geping Qu, Yu Pang, Yanlin ZhaoVolume 45, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages 71–75Differences  in risk factors and drug susceptibility between Mycobacterium avium and  Mycobacterium intracellulare lung diseases in China
Zhijian Zhanga, Yu Pang, Yufeng Wang, Chad Cohen, Yanlin Zhao, Changting Liu
Volume 45, Issue 5, May 2015, Pages 491–495

Combination  of amikacin and doxycycline against multidrug-resistant and extensively  drug-resistant tuberculosis
Ximena Gonzalo, Nicola Casali, Agnieszka Broda, Claire Pardieu, Francis  Drobniewski
Volume 45, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 406–412

International Journal  of Infectious Diseases

The  complexity of diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection in older adults in  long-term care facilities
Hochberg NS, Rekhtman S, Burns J, Ganley-Leal L, Helbig S, Watts NS, Brandeis  GH, Ellner JJ, Horsburgh CR Jr.
Volume 44, March 2016, Pages 37–43

Utility  of QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay in adult, pulmonary and extrapulmonary,  active tuberculosis diagnosis
Azghay M, Bouchaud O, Mechaï F, Nicaise P, Fain O, Stirnemann J.
Volume 44, March 2016, Pages 25–30

Predictors  of mortality and treatment success during treatment for rifampicin-resistant  tuberculosis within the South African National TB Programme, 2009 to 2011: a  cohort analysis of the national case register
Schnippel K, Shearer K, Evans D, Berhanu R, Dlamini S, Ndjeka N.
Volume 39, October 2015, Pages 89–94

High  levels of anti-tuberculin (IgG) antibodies correlate with the blocking of  T-cell proliferation in individuals with high exposure to Mycobacterium  tuberculosis
Feris EJ, Encinales L, Awad C, Stern JN, Tabansky I, Jiménez-Alvarez L,  Ramírez-Martínez G, Cruz-Lagunas A, Bobadilla K, Márquez E, Granados-Montiel J,  Rodriguez-Reyna TS, Fernandez-Vina M, Granados J, Zuñiga J, Yunis EJ.
Volume 43, February 2016, Pages 21–24

Taking  forward the World TB Day 2016 theme “Unite to End Tuberculosis” for the WHO  Africa Region
Francine Ntoumi,  Pontiano Kaleebu, Eusebio Macete, Sayoki Mfinanga, Jeremiah Chakaya, Dorothy  Yeboah-Manu, Matthew Bates, Peter Mwaba, Markus Maeurer, Eskild Petersen,  Alimuddin Zumla
In Press

International Journal of Mycobacteriology

A cross-sectional study about  knowledge and attitudes toward multidrug-resistant and extensively  drug-resistant tuberculosis in a high-burden drug-resistant country
Hasnain Javeda,  Zarfishan Tahir, Hafiza Jawairia Hashmi, Nazia Jamil
In Press

Genetic diversity of  Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains isolated from patients with  pulmonary tuberculosis in Anambra State, Nigeria
Gertrude N. Uzoewulu, Lovett Lawson, Ibeh S. Nnanna, Nalin Rastogi, Madhu Goya
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 74–79

Populations of latent  Mycobacterium tuberculosis lack a cell wall: Isolation, visualization, and  whole-genome characterization
Ali Akbar Velayati, Thomas Abeelb, Terrance Shea, Gennady Konstantinovich  Zhavnerko, Bruce Birren, Gail H. Cassell, Ashlee M. Earl, Sven Hoffner, Parissa Farnia
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 66–73

Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases

Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health:

Antimicrobial  resistance and the growing threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis
Madhukar Pai, Ziad A. Memish
In Press

Evaluation of tuberculosis public  health surveillance, Al-Madinah province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2012
Mohammed J. Alkhalawi, Scott J.N. McNabb, Abdullah M. Assiri, Ziad A. Memish
Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 37–44

HIV-infected presumptive  tuberculosis patients without tuberculosis: How many are eligible for  antiretroviral therapy in Karnataka, India?
Ajay M.V.  Kumar,  Anil Singarajipura, Balaji Naik,  Deepak K. Guddemane, Yogesh Patel, Suresh Shastri, Sunil Kumar, Rajesh  Deshmukh, B.B. Rewari, Anthony David Harries
In Press

The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Microbial Pathogenesis