Diabetes and tuberculosis
Patel, J.C.; De Souza, Cheryl and Jigjini, S.S. (1977) Diabetes and tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 24 (4). pp. 155-158.
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Tuberculosis was found to be in 5.77% in 4,349 cases of diabetes. The largest area affected was lungs in 71.2%. The next common site was meninges in 8.8%. Less frequent areas were bones or joints, least was gastro-intestinal tract. The commonest age group was 40-60 years. The largest number of cases occurred when the duration of diabetes was less than 5 years. The importance of correct treatment of diabetes has been stressed. The physician should not fall a prey to the patients’ pleading for oral drugs in a situation where they are ineffective. Diabetic treatment should be that required for a diabetic.
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