Pregnancy and pulmonary tuberculosis
Mittal, O.P. and Srivastava, B.M.S. (1963) Pregnancy and pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 10 (4). pp. 139-143.
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Pregnancy in tuberculosis poses a frightening spectra for physicians, obstetricians as well as to the patients. The problem is not rare. The pendulum had swung in maximum to both the sides but now opinion has reached to a position of moderate optimism. Fifty cases of pregnancy with pulmonary tuberculosis were studied thoroughly and their results are compared with non-pregnant tubercular cases. It has been observed that under the tent of modern anti-tubercular drugs and surgery the pregnancy does not have a deleterious effect upon pulmonary tuberculosis whether active, quiescent or inactive. The clinical, bacteriological and radiological course of pulmonary tuberculosis during pregnancy and after delivery is not different, from that in non-pregnant women and lesions respond to treatment provided the sensitivity to such anti-microbial drugs as are used, does exist.
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