Latent tuberculosis has been recognized for over a century, but discovery of new niches, where Mycobacterium tuberculosis resides, continues. We evaluated literature on M.tuberculosis locations during latency, highlighting that mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells harbor organisms in sensitized asymptomatic individuals.
Keywords: CD34; bone marrow; hematopoietic stem cells; latent tuberculosis; mesencymal stem cells.
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