A field study of the importance of symptom survey in early detection of TB cases in an urban community

Ghosh, B.N.; Datta, S.P.; Gopalakrishnan, R. and Nanjan, K.R. (1966) A field study of the importance of symptom survey in early detection of TB cases in an urban community. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 13 (3). pp. 107-110.

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Abstract

1. Tuberculosis symptom survey was carried out in an urban community in Pondicherry. 2. Only 28 percent of the active cases could be detected by the present symptom survey. 3. There is no significant difference between the rate of disease detection when the qualified doctors were used for survey as com pared with para-medical personnel. Ind. J. Tub., Vol. XIII, No. 3 4. Cough was the singularly important symptom present in all cases and a combination of cough, fever and chest pain increased the number of case detection. 5. It seems symptom survey in a communi- ty brings out little more number of active cases than what can be expected by sputum survey.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Symptom Survey, Early Detection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Cough, Fever, Chest Pain, Haemoptysis, Urban Community, Pondicherry, Field Study
Subjects:Diagnosis > Early Diagnosis
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiration Disorders > Cough
Persons > Population Groups
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Hemoptysis
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:1067
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:28 December 2005

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