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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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fungal Superinfection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Diabetes Mellitus, Fungal Infection, Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, Penicillium, Rhizopus, Prevalence
Subjects:Endocrine Diseases > Diabetes Mellitus
Fungi > Mitosporic Fungi
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Fungi > Zygomycota
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Prevalence
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2536
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:10 January 2008

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