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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:7, July, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(7): 7-19

Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Body Fluids
K. Ruckmani, A. Shanthi*, P. Shanmugapriya and Eunice Swarna Jacob
Department of Microbiology, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis is defined as any bacteriologically confirmed or clinically diagnosed case of Tuberculosis involving organs other than the lungs. It is usually, both diagnostic and therapeutic challenge with available data. The aim of this study is to assess the incidence of bacteriologically confirmed cases of extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis and to determine the most affected organs and to assess the most common presentation of extra pulmonary tuberculosis in body fluids. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most important public health challenge in the developing countries. Extra pulmonary tuberculosis is still more challenging. The worst human health scenarioin3rd world’s nation is Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis with co-infection with human immuno deficiency virus (HIV) and malnutrition is a further aggravating factor. Objective of the study is to explore the magnitude of extra pulmonary Tuberculosis and to assess the challenge faced in encountering the patient with malnutrition, HIV infection etc. This study is a Prospective study in Thanjavur medical college, central diagnostic laboratory in Department of Microbiology combined with Department of Medicine and Department of Thoracic medicine in Thanjavur medical college during the Period of January 2020 to December 2020. Even though high incidence of Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis is encounter in poor socio-economic status, rural back ground and people living with HIV and AIDS, upper and middle classes are not exempted from the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Despite excellent treatment of Tuberculosis, outcomes in this setting, the proportion of cases with susceptibility data is worrying in this era of increasing drug resistance, and illustrates the diagnostic difficulties faced even in a well-resourced setting. The percentage of Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis cases in body fluids in this study is 10 %.

Keywords: Extra pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pleural Fluid, Ascitic Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, Cerebro spinal Fluid

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Ruckmani, K., A. Shanthi, P. Shanmugapriya and Eunice Swarna Jacob. 2021. Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Body Fluids.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(7): 7-19. doi:
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