Clin Microbiol Infect. 2021 Apr 3:S1198-743X(21)00142-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.03.007. Online ahead of print.
Patients affected by tuberculosis should be adequately treated. Those who are diagnosed early in the course of the disease have a better chance for a successful outcome than patients where the diagnosis of tuberculosis is delayed. We have been invited to comment on an article accepted for publication in CMI that addresses delays in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in China and we are discussing different mechanisms leading to delayed or inadequate tuberculosis treatments.