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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part G (2015)

Tuberculosis infection with the risk of diabetes mellitus

Author(s)
M Rooth Vasantha, Dr. G Sudhakar, Dr. S Sridevi
Abstract
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.
Pages: 414-416  |  526 Views  7 Downloads
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.
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