Fungal superinfection in pulmonary tuberculosis
Jain, S.K.; Agarwal, R.L.; Sharma, Dev Ashish and Agarwal, Manju (1982) Fungal superinfection in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (3). pp. 173-178.
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One hundred forty patients of pulmonary tuberculosis were studied to find out (he prevalence of fungal superinfection. Fungus positivity was found in 53 % of cases. It was higher in the treated (chronic) group that in the fresh untreated cases of tuberculosis. Fungal growth was found to be independent of extent of lesion. Positivity was influenced mainly by the duration of previous antitubercular treatment, duration of disease, chronicity of lesion and associated illness such as diabetes mellitus.
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