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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 698-700
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.698.700
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Characteristic of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Golestan Province of Iran, 2002-2005

Abdollah Abbasi, Abdolvahab Moradi and Mohammad Javad Kabir

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.
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How to cite this article:

Abdollah Abbasi, Abdolvahab Moradi and Mohammad Javad Kabir, 2006. Characteristic of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Golestan Province of Iran, 2002-2005. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6: 698-700.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.698.700






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