Progress and Prospects of Stem Cells in Treatment of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

ISSN: 1875-6387 (Online)
ISSN: 1573-398X (Print)

Volume 13, 4 Issues, 2017

Download PDF Flyer

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

This journal supports open access

Aims & ScopeAbstracted/Indexed in

Submit Abstracts Online Submit Manuscripts Online

Joseph Varon
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX

View Full Editorial Board

Subscribe Purchase Articles Order Reprints

Progress and Prospects of Stem Cells in Treatment of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews, 10(4): 230-237.

Author(s): Pravin Kumar Singh and Amita Jain.

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP) 226003, India.


Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of illness and death. The worldwide epidemic of HIV/AIDS and emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB, are exacerbating this global public health issue. In this situation, several innovative approaches are being pursued to further improve the existing measures, as well as to identify new one. Recently, stem cell transplantation has emerged as a novel therapeutic option which holds promises for the treatment of many non-infectious and infectious diseases. Recent advances and experimental studies attracted the interest of researchers for exploring the stem cellbased treatment as a candidate treatment option for drug resistant tuberculosis. To date little has been published concerning the short and long term therapeutic effect of any type of stem cells in patients suffering from drug resistant tuberculosis. The purpose of this review is to present the viewpoints on current status and future prospect of this novel treatment approach in severe form of TB and also to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with this approach.


Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis, multidrug resistant tuberculosis, mesenchymal stem cells, <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i>, stem cells, tuberculosis.

Purchase Online Order Reprints Order Eprints Rights and Permissions

Article Details

Volume: 10
Issue Number: 4
First Page: 230
Last Page: 237
Page Count: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X10666140701175259
Price: $58
Global Biotechnology Congress 2017Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress 201713th Asthma & COPD

Related Journals

Webmaster Contact: Copyright © 2017 Bentham Science