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Research Article

Diabetes Mellitus Increases the Risk of Active Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review of 13 Observational Studies

  • Christie Y Jeon mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chjeon@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Megan B Murray

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050152

About the Authors

Christie Y Jeon, Megan B Murray
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: chjeon@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CYJ had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. CYJ and MBM were responsible for study concept and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the manuscript, and critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. CYJ performed the statistical analysis. MBM supervised the study.