Metformin as a Preventative Therapy for Tuberculosis in Diabetic Patients

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Synopsis: In a retrospective cohort study of diabetic patients, metformin was compared with sulfonylureas, and it was found to have greater efficacy in preventing TB infection.

Source: Pan S, Yen Y, Kou Y, et al. The risk of tuberculosis disease in type 2 diabetes patients initiating metformin versus sulfonylureas. Chest 2017. DOI:

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