Diabetes mellitus and pulmonary tuberculosis: a prospective study
Tripathy, S.P.; Kar, K.P.; Chakraborty, D.C. and Majumdar, A.K. (1984) Diabetes mellitus and pulmonary tuberculosis: a prospective study. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (3). pp. 122-125.
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Properly planned prospective study, conducted at diabetic clinic of South Eastern Railway Hospital, Agra revealed presence of pulmonary tuberculosis complicating 4.1 percent of the patients registered during last five years. Concurrent study, carried out at the chest clinic of the said hospital during the corresponding period, showed diabetes mellitus in 1.5 percent of the patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. Diabetes was of juveniles onset (JOD) in about one fourth of the patients and the remaining subjects belonged to maturity—onset diabetes (MOD). Male/female ratio was 4 to 1.
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