Tuberculosis in mental hospital patients

Krishnaswami, K.V.; Abdul Rahim, M. and Parthasarthy, R. (1976) Tuberculosis in mental hospital patients. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 23 (3). pp. 84-89.

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A survey of prevalence of active pulmonary tuberculosis among inmates and staff of a large Mental Hospital in Madras is reported. A prevalence of 10% among the inmates and 7% among the staff is noticed. This is higher than the 2 % prevalence among the general population. The prevalence among the inmates is also found to rise with their duration of stay. Mentally retarded patients showed the highest prevalence (16.5%).

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mental Hospital, Patients, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Tuberculin Test, X-Ray, Bacteriological Investigations, Prevalence
Subjects:Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Mental Health Services
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Nervous System Diseases > Neurologic Manifestations
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:1586
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:13 November 2006

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