Micronutrients supplementation could help in controlling tuberculosis

Dr Muhammad Imran Hussain

In TB patients, there is continuous decline in levels of macro- and micro-nutrient which badly affects their muscle and immune response. Patients in hospitals require urgent dietary support along with the recommended treatment. Deficiency of various micronutrients is causing secondary immunodeficiency and predominate the individuals for infections related morbidity. It has been observed that during the course of the disease, the demand for various nutrients also increases to maintain homeostasis and tissue repair.

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