ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

STUDY ON THE PREVALENCE AND INCIDENCE RATES OF DIABETES MELLITUS IN TUBERCULOSIS

Abstract

Author(s): Nimmy N John*, Jane Mary George and MP. Narmadha

India is a key nation which is endemic and epidemic to tuberculosis and diabetes. An association between diabetes and TB is biological plausible, where diabetes impairs the immune system and making it harder for the body to fight against infection. Diabetes has been associated with increased risk of TB treatment failure or relapse and diminished culture conversion rates. Diabetes increases the risk of active TB about a factor of 34 . The occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis increases with the duration of diabetes. Type II diabetes is a strong risk factor for tuberculosis and is associated with a slower response to TB treatment and a higher mortality rate

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