Changes in the clinical manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis during the last ten years
Sikand, B.K. (1958) Changes in the clinical manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis during the last ten years. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 5 (3). pp. 91-101.
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Clinicians from all parts of our country have a feeling that the tuberculosis patient of today is considerably different from that of a decade or so earlier. The object of this paper is to substantiate this impression, if possible objectively, from our own material. There is a dearth of literature on this subject, and most of the references available deal with epidemiological aspects rather than the clinical mani- festations of pulmonary tuberculosis (1, 2). Retrospective studies of this type are subject to serious limitations ; this one even more so because of the changes in diagnostic criteria, improvements in diagnostic aids, availability and cost of materials, especially x-ray films, and the inter- change of population that has taken place in Delhi during the last ten years. That in spite of all these limitations, it was considered worthwhile to undertake such a study is an indication of the importance that attaches to this topic, and the interest it arouses among Tuberculosis workers.
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