Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Knowledge about Tuberculosis and its Complication among the Patients in a Teaching Hospital


Fazlu Rehman, Raoof MA, Srinivasa Rao A, Ashfaq Hasan and Qurram M

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease which is transmitted by air. This disease damages the lungs and other organs in the human body. It is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality despite the fact that it can be cured with adequate treatment. The entry of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) or extensively drug resistant (XDRTB) is biggest challenges in our effort to control the disease complications. A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess TB related knowledge, its complications and control among the patients from the outpatient Pulmonology department of Owaisi Hospital and Research Center- HYD. The research shows that maximum number of patients (59%) was unsure about the severe complication of TB whereas patients did not adhere to the treatment and discontinue it half-way, this become the prime reasons for the gap between treatment and control, thereby non-adherent treatment could have severe consequences of diseases and might lead to death. Knowledge about pulmonary complication and duration of treatment has to be emphasized.


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