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Nanotechnology Based Drug Delivery System in Tuberculosis: Review

Deeksha Sharma, Niharika Sinha, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Anjana Sarkar


From near the beginning centuries to present life Tuberculosis remains the world-wide disease without any limitations. In the other hand, in some cases in the infected individuals the disease remains in a dormant state. In this stage the treatment is hard as the lipid mycobacterial wall is thick & the delivery of drug inside the bacterial cell is difficult. Due to this new face of TB it becomes the major reason for high rates of mortality and morbidity. A newer nanotechnology based drug delivery system come within reach of to treat tuberculosis in improved method then the conventional treatment system as the drugs are difficult to process to patient because of poor termination, dissolution & low lipid permeability of drug hence they are not able to cross the lipid layer of bacterial cell. The main objective of the nanotechnology based treatment is to improve the patient complications and reduce the treatment time. Nanotechnology involves the curing with the various forms such as nanostructured lipid carrier, nanomolecules drug delivery system, nanoemulsions drug delivery system. These are characterized by droplet size analysis, drug content, viscosity determination, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), pH, zeta potential & release and in vitro skin permeation study. The present review articles detailed the new thought for the treatment of tuberculosis. The various nanostructured based drug delivery involves the advancement in the stematic delivery of biologically active agents for controlled drug targeting& delivery.

Keywords: MDR, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, SEM, TEM, XDR

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