A comparative study of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and extra- pulmonary tuberculosis in Kashan

Moosavi, G.A. and Saberi, H.R. and Sharif, A.R. and Ghorbani, F. and Shadkam, M. and Vojdani, S. and Pakide, M. (2009) A comparative study of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and extra- pulmonary tuberculosis in Kashan. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 13.

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Background: Many studies have shown that the extra-pulmonary tuberculosis is growing compared to the pulmonary one. This study was carried out on under-treatment TB patients in order to evaluate the comparison of pulmonary and extra pulmonary TBs in kashan. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on available data and the medical documents of TB patients treated in “Kashan TB Center” during a five year-period (2002-2007. All relevant data regarding the treatment were collected based on the definition presented by “Iranian Defense Guidelines against TB”. Results: One-hundred and three (52.6%) female and 93 (47.4%) male TB patients were studied 89 (45.4%) of whom were Iranian and 107 (54.6 %) were Afghani. The prevalence of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary cases were 130 (66.3%) and 66 (33.7%), respectively. The highest number of pulmonary TB was 72[55.38%] cases in female and extra-pulmonary TB was 35[53.04%] cases in males. Forty-six (69.6%) of extra-pulmonary patients completed their treatment period and 71(54.6%) of pulmonary patients were recovered completely. The most common clinical signs in pulmonary TB and in extra pulmonary TB were coughing (90%), sputum (87.6%) and weight loss (59.1%), night sweating (40.9%), respectively. The highest prevalent foci for extra-pulmonary TB were lymph nodes (19 [28.7%] cases) and bone (12[18.18%] cases). Conclusions: The study showed that the prevalence of extra-pulmonary TB is one third of all TB cases. Therefore in the evaluation of non-specific findings of patients, TB must be considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Immunology and Microbiology
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 15:03
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2017 13:09
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2019

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