Pattern of tuberculosis: a review based on an autopsy study
Bhaskara Reddy, D.; Chengal Raju, G. and Suvarna Kumari, G. (1975) Pattern of tuberculosis: a review based on an autopsy study. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 22 (3). pp. 115-118.
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1.381 autopsies showing tuberculosis of various organs is reviewed and significance of these lesions has been discussed. 2. Tuberculosis was seen in 14% of all autopsies. 3. Largest number was in children in 0-9 years age group and next came adults between the ages of 30 and 39 years. 4. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the commonest and bilateral involvement with fibrocaseous type is most frequent. 5. Involvement of liver and spleen with tubercles is frequent being 22.3% and 15.7% respectively. 6. Rare sites of tuberculosis such as heart muscle and pituitary are recorded in one each of the cases.
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