DNA Sequencing May Help ID Tuberculosis Versus Sarcoidosis

DNA Sequencing May Help ID Tuberculosis Versus Sarcoidosis

307278

DNA Sequencing May Help ID Tuberculosis Versus Sarcoidosis

A DNA sequencing technology called next-generation sequencing (NGS) may be used to detect tuberculosis (TB) rapidly and accurately — which could help in distinguishing it from sarcoidosis, a study suggests. While tuberculosis and sarcoidosis share many symptoms, the therapies for the two diseases differ greatly, according to researchers. “If TB is misdiagnosed as [sarcoidosis], the misuse of high-dose corticosteroids will promote the spread of … infection, leading to serious consequences for the patient,” they wrote.…

You must be logged in to read/download the full post.