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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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.
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