Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Report from a High Prevalence State of Northern India

Sunil Kumar Raina, Vishav Chander, Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj, Anmol Gupta, Surender Kashyap, Abhilash Sood
2012 International Journal of Tropical Medicine  
Ext ra pulmonary tuberculosis is substantially higher in Himachal Pradesh state of India than the national average according to the available data. Aim: The aim of the study was to understand the clinco-epidemiological profile of patients diagnosed as EPTB cases. Material and Methods: The study was a questionnaire based cross sectional survey in low and high prevalence Tuberculosis Units of Himachal Pradesh. Results: Of the 86 pat ients enrolled, 70.9% were fro m high prevalence TU and 29.1%
more » ... nce TU and 29.1% were fro m lo w prevalence TU. Mean age of the patients was 26.67 ± 11.72 years. Of 86 patients 57 (66.3%) were in the age group of 15 -34 years. Overall, p leural TB was the most common type of EPTB followed by ly mph node TB (53 cases, 61.6% and 20 cases, 23.2% respectively).
doi:10.3923/ijtmed.2012.117.120 fatcat:bodsiuzp4ngdhnlgb5iyexbati