EFFECT OF AYURVEDIC IMMUNOMODULATOR ON TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS: A CASE CONTROL STUDY
Keywords:Ayurvedic Immunomodulator, Treatment, Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is on increase worldwide. WHO estimates that nearly 1.7 Billions are infected with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, out of which approximately 20 Millions are active cases. 3 Million die each year and 8 Million new cases occur in each year.  India is one of the 22 high burden countries. Here nearly 300 Million people are infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis . 12 to 14 Million have active disease and there are about 5 lakh deaths per year. , The problem in India is on the verge of an explosion with the emergence of increasing HIV infection and spread of Multi drug Resistant TB.
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