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title:Study of Bacteriological Profile of Secondary Infection in Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases

Author:Prashant R Gohil, Pooja M Patel, Mahendrasinh H Parmar, Akash M Korvadiya, Jasu N Patel

Keywords:Tuberculosis, secondary infection, Antibiotics

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease. Infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV. India is the highest TB burden country with World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics for 2017 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9.6 million cases. Secondary bacterial infection is one of the most important complications in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. So it becomes important to study about secondary infection associated with tuberculosis. In our study we tried to isolate Bacterial pathogens causing secondary Bacterial infection in patients suffering with active pulmonary tuberculosis in duration of 3 years w.e.f August 2015 to July 2019. The total number of 50 positive sputum samples examined for secondary infection where Klebsiella is the most common pathogen isolated which constitute around 24%, while Staphylococcus aureus constitute the least with just 1%.

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