Research & Projects

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Mission & Objectives

Objectives of the SG

Objectives are to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection due to mycobacteria, including tuberculosis, leprosy and infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria. This will be achieved by promoting and supporting research, education, training, and good medical and microbiological practice.

Possible complementarity to existing SGs

  • ESGARS: joint recommendations for surveillance and detection of resistance to antituberculous drugs in tuberculosis, and also recommendations for surveillance of antibiotic resistance in infections due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria (e.g. clarithromycin in M. avium infections, rifampicin in M. kansasii…)
  • ESGEM: joint meeting on performances of molecular markers for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and also non-tuberculous mycobacteria
  • ESGMD: Joint workshop or educational course on molecular diagnosis in tuberculosis and leprosy
  • ESGICH: Joint symposium on mycobacterial infections in immunocompromised hosts
  • EMESG: guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculous meningitis
  • ESGNI: joint research project of nsosocomial infections due to NTM
  • ESGB: joint fundamental research on NTM growth in biofilms
  • EFWISG: joint research project or symposium on prevalence of NTM in water sources
Last update: 06 April 2011