Douglas Wilson

Edendale Hospital, Department of Medicine, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Dr. Douglas Wilson (Head of Department) is a physician and infectious disease specialist, responsible for managing the Department and for conducting research in HIV and tuberculosis. Dr. Wilson recently published a paper on the prevalence of TB in people who were autopsied in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Working with colleague Jacqueline Achkar, he is now investigating whether blood levels of C-reactive protein, a protein long known to be elevated in patients with active TB and for which rapid tests are already available, can be used as a diagnostic screening tool for TB.