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Characteristic of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Golestan province of Iran, 2002-2005

Abbasi, A. and Moradi, A. and Kabir, M.J. (2006) Characteristic of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Golestan province of Iran, 2002-2005. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6 (4). pp. 698-700. ISSN 16824474 (ISSN)

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Abstract

As the Golestan province has been known as a high prevalent region for TB in Iran; present study was conducted to evaluate TB status in the province. Samples of sputum were obtained from 1205 pulmonary patients. All isolates initially confirmed by ziehl-neelsen's staining. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS analytical software. A total of 1205 cases of pulmonary TB patients were identified during the study period. 642(53%) were males and 563(47%) females. Eighty present (80%) of cases had fever. Sputum had been shown to be in 79.6% of cases that in 20% of them it was bloody. Ninety-three present (93%) of cases had a history of coughing for more than 3 weeks. Twenty-five present (25%) had a history of TB in their families. BCG vaccination related scar was seen in forty-five present (45%) of cases. Tuberculosis has a higher incidence rate in the area and is more common in females than in males. Reoccurrence (recurrence) of TB seems to be higher in females than males. So it is essential to health care deputies to consider this group (females) as a high-risk group and to consider each contracted family; because of high family history of TB as a major risk factor. In addition to low occurrence of scar lesion following BCG vaccination, it is also needed to conduct better popular trends on vaccination strategies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Med. Sci. (Pakistan) [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Infectious Diseases, Medical School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Social Medicine, Medical School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hemoptysis, Positive smear, TB, Ziehl Neelsen's stain, BCG vaccine, article, bacterium isolate, BCG vaccination, computer program, controlled study, coughing, family history, female, fever, high risk population, human, incidence, infection risk, information processing, Iran, lung tuberculosis, major clinical study, male, recurrence risk, risk factor, scar formation, sex difference, sputum analysis
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 04:31
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 07:20
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2449

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