Scientists Discover a Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

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Finally some good news


120 years too late for Arthur Morgan 🙁


pretty sweet… now if only we could convince people this also doesnt cause autism, we might be able to make some progress.


Big day for the second deadliest strain of tuberculosis.


This is entirely hyperbole. We already had a cure for this form of tuberculosis. This is evidence from a single arm, clinical trial – and should be interpreted with extreme caution. A look at the clinical trial registration leaves some absolutely strange outcome definitions (not recommended by WHO) as well. A more accurate way to say this is that scientists have found a three drug, all oral regimen that is about 12 months shorter than current treatment and is still capable of curing tuberculosis. A major issue with the regimen is the presence of a very high dose of linezolid (twice the standard dose) associated with anemia and neuropathy, and is one of the most toxic TB drugs we have when given at its standard dose (about 1 in 5 people must stop it prematurely). This is why ZeNiX is underway to see if the regimen is effective when only half the dose of linezolid is given.