Case finding and treatment in the national tuberculosis programme

Arora, B. C. (1976) Case finding and treatment in the national tuberculosis programme. NTI Newsletter, 13 (2). pp. 35-39.

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Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in an individual presenting with symptoms is a clinical function. Case finding means diagnosis of tuberculosis in a population group and it is a public health concept. Case finding can be defined as an organised systematic attempt to discover (diagnose) nearly all the real patients of tuberculosis, present in a community, by standard examination procedures. In other words, it is an extension of’ the diagnostic function of the static clinic. The unit of diagnosis shifts from the. Individual and may include the entire community or only certain sectors of the community depending upon epidemiological, sociological, operational and social considerations.

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Additional Information:Abstract prepared by OpenMED staff. Paper presented at the Symposium on Tuberculosis conducted by the TB Association of Goa, Daman & Diu, at Panaji, on 7th March 1976.
Uncontrolled Keywords:mass chest x-ray, case studies
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:420
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:29 July 2005

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