Thioridazine for treatment of tuberculosis: Promises and pitfalls

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The articles by De Knegt et al. and Singh et al. in a recent issue of this Journal address one of the current debates regarding the potential role of thioridazine in the treatment of tuberculosis. This commentary presents a summary of the available evidence, and, emphasizing the need for further research, asks the question: "How far can we go in repurposing thioridazine?"

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)708-711
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Adjunctive therapy
  • Animal model
  • Efflux pump inhibitor
  • Latent TB
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Thioridazine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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Thioridazine for treatment of tuberculosis : Promises and pitfalls. / Dutta, Noton; Karakousis, Petros.

In: Tuberculosis, Vol. 94, No. 6, 01.12.2014, p. 708-711.

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