Mycobacteriuria in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Madras, South India

Selvakumar, N and Reetha, A M and Vanajakumar, - and Tripathy, S P and Narayana, A S L and Sivasubramanian, S and Paramasivan, C N and Prabhakar, R (1994) Mycobacteriuria in pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Madras, South India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 41 (1). pp. 43-45. ISSN 0019-5705

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Three consecutive, entire, early morning urine specimens, collected from each of 137 bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis patients aged more than 12 years were processed for culture of M. tuberculosis by the usual centrifugation method. Of the 411 urine specimens, 5 yielded M. tuberculo- sis. About 50 ml each from 405 of the above specimens, from 135 patients, was also processed for culture by a filtration method and M. tuberculosis was isolated from only one of them. In all, mycobacteriuria was present in 5 (3.6%) of 137 patients (95% confidence inter- val being 1.2% to 8.4%). Of these patients, 92 had no history of previous chemotherapy and 3 (3.3%) excreted tubercle bacilli in Urine (95% confidence interval being 0.6% to 9.3%).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Bacteriological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Bacteriology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 09:09
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 06:01

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