Lower lung field tuberculosis
Chandra, Ram; Nath, Jitender; Agarwal, G.N.; Srivastava, V.K. and Mukerji, P.K. (1982) Lower lung field tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (3). pp. 168-172.
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Prevalence of lower lung field tuberculosis was found to be 1.3% among patients of pulmonary tuberculosis, nearly three times more in females (2.3%) than in males (0.9%). Onset was mostly insiduous and duration less than 6 months. Right lung was involved more often. Connsolidation with cavity was seen in 28.2%, productive infiltration, exudative infiltration and consolidation in 14.1 % each. Microscopic sputum smear was positive in 57.7% of the cases and 92.0% of them showed sputum conversion at the end of four months treatment.
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