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What is Tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis is a deadly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


Tuberculosis is a deadly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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There is a rising number of people in the developed world who contract tuberculosis because they have compromised immune systems, typically as a result of immunosupressive drugs or HIV/AIDS. These people are at particular risk of tuberculosis infection and active tuberculosis disease.
There are a number of symptoms that effect patients with Tuberculosis.
Name Description
Fever Fever
Fatigue Fatigue
Loss of appetite Loss of appetite
Weight Loss Weight Loss
Night Sweats Night Sweats
Persistent cough Persistent cough
Tuberculosis can be a very difficult disease to diagnose. Current diagnosis procedures include abnormal chest X-rays, tuberculin skin tests, serological tests, microbiological smears and cultures. The most popular form of diagnosis is a tuberculin skin test, which can take weeks to diagnose.
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Antibiotics are used to treat Tuberculosis. Most treatments can take up to 6 months and drug resistant strains may take significantly longer to treat. It is very important that a patient completes the required treatment. If the patient fails to follow the treatment exactly, the bacteria may not be fully removed from the body and multi-drug resistant strains may develop.
TB is one of the top four infectious killing diseases in the world: TB kills 1.7 million, and malaria kills 2-3 million.
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CoRDS, or the Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford, is based at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It provides researchers with a centralized, international patient registry for all rare diseases. This program allows patients and researchers to connect as easily as possible to help advance treatments and cures for rare diseases. The CoRDS team works with patient advocacy groups, individuals and researchers to help in the advancement of research in over 7,000 rare diseases. The registry is free for patients to enroll and researchers to access.

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After these steps, the enrollment process is complete. All other questions are voluntary. However, these questions are important to patients and their families to create awareness as well as to researchers to study rare diseases. This is why we ask our participants to update their information annually or anytime changes to their information occur.

Researchers can contact CoRDS to determine if the registry contains participants with the rare disease they are researching. If the researcher determines there is a sufficient number of participants or data on the rare disease of interest within the registry, the researcher can apply for access. Upon approval from the CoRDS Scientific Advisory Board, CoRDS staff will reach out to participants on behalf of the researcher. It is then up to the participant to determine if they would like to join the study.

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