Mini Review
Volume 10 Issue 11 - 2021
Malnutrition: A Potent Threat to Tuberculosis Affected Children
Puja Chakraborty Ghosh1 and Kaustav Chakraborty2
1Noapara F.P. School, West Bengal, India
2PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, S.B.S. Government College, Hili, Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author: Kaustav Chakraborty, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, S.B.S. Government College, Hili, Dakshin Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.
Received: September 08, 2021; Published: October 28, 2021


Tuberculosis is a lethal bacterial infection around the globe. Its severity is more potent in poor economic countries. Every year more than 10 million tuberculosis cases are reported, of which 11% are children. Socioeconomic factors such as malnourishment, poverty, unhygienic lifestyle, TB contact, HIV infection etc. worsen the situation further. From available research we can say that malnutrition is a predictor of this disease with worse outcomes both in adults and children. Malnourishment leads to reduced immune response to fight tuberculosis. thymic atrophy, reduced functions of APCs, shifting of Th1 response to Th2 type are thought to be related to malnourishment in children. Malnourished children are poor responder of vaccination and supplementation treatment against TB. Malnourishment among children of a TB endemic country is surely a main problem in eradicating TB. But there are more research needs on childhood TB emphasising on malnourishment.

Keywords: Tuberculosis; Malnutrition; Child Health; Immune Response


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Citation: Puja Chakraborty Ghosh and Kaustav Chakraborty. “Malnutrition: A Potent Threat to Tuberculosis Affected Children”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 10.11 (2021): 27-31.

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