*Corresponding author:María Elizabeth Márquez Contreras, Laboratorio de Enzimología de Parásitos, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
Received: September 17, 2018; Published: September 21, 2018
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem in the world that intensifies when people reach advanced ages, also due to the proliferation of drug-resistant strains, among other reasons. Risk factors such as HIV, poverty, alcohol, smoking, immunosuppression of different origins, among others, increase the probability of contracting it.