Is there a connection between gestational diabetes mellitus, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and tuberculosis?

M. Alexander, A. Gupta, J. S. Mathad

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Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with insulin resistance similar to that found in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in key tuberculosis (TB) endemic countries, such as India and China, has been increasing rapidly in the last decade and may be higher in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected women. Pregnancy is also an independent risk factor for developing active TB; however, little is known about the interaction of GDM, HIV and TB. We review the epidemiology and immunology of GDM, and significant research gaps in understanding the interactions between GDM, pregnancy, and TB in women living with and those without HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • DM
  • Immunology
  • Pregnancy
  • TB

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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