International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part G (2015)
Tuberculosis infection with the risk of diabetes mellitus
M Rooth Vasantha, Dr. G Sudhakar, Dr. S Sridevi
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries like India. Diabetes is also increasing rapidly in the country, but not the co-existence of these diseases. The aim of the study is to document the co-existence of Diabetes mellitus (DM) and Tuberculosis in TB patients of South Indian population. Materials and Methods: Epidemiological study based on properly framed questionnaire was done on 103 clinically diagnosed TB patients who are undergoing treatment in Govt Chest and Tuberculosis Hospital, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India. Results: The prevalence of DM among the TB patients in the study was 5.8%. The risk of TB was high in age group between 20-40 years of age, while the risk of Tuberculosis associated with Diabetes was between 40-70 years of age. Conclusion: Diabetes makes an important contribution to the incidence of Tuberculosis in India. This study raises the need to bring awareness of screening of DM in adult TB patients.
How to cite this article:
M Rooth Vasantha, Dr. G Sudhakar, Dr. S Sridevi. Tuberculosis infection with the risk of diabetes mellitus. 2015; 1(9): 414-416.