Neyrolles O, Quintana-Murci L, Sexual Inequality in Tuberculosis, 2009, Sexual Inequality in Tuberculosis. PLoS Med 6(12): e1000199. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000199

This paper discusses the biological sex-related factors that may render men more susceptible to pulmonary TB than women and recommend a multi-disciplinary team of researchers including not only microbiologists, immunologists, and human geneticists, but also epidemiologists and sociologists, should be established to unravel the many faces of sexual inequality in TB, and to decipher the delicate mechanisms involved in natural and sex-associated resistance to TB.

Neyrolles O
Quintana-Murci L