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VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4
October - December
 
Abstract

Hypercalcemia In Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Anushri Kaul1*, Rashmi Modwal2, Ketaki Poorey3, Varunika Vijayvergia4

1Senior resident, Department of Respiratory medicine, 2Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine,
3Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, 4Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jaipur National University Institute for Medical Sciences and Research Centre.

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary Tuberculosis is a granulomatous disease with high prevalence of mortality and morbidity in developing countries like India. Various electrolyte disturbances have been reported in pulmonary tuberculosis and calcium abnormalities are one of them. AIM: To evaluate and compare frequency of calcium abnormalities in patients with inactive previously treated and active Pulmonary Tuberculosis. METHODS: The study was done between October 2015 and January 2016 and 100 pulmonary tuberculosis patients were evaluated. Serum calcium levels were analyzed by COBAS 400/400 plus auto analyzer. RESULTS: Hypercalcaemia was reported in 6% of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Hypercalcaemia reported was mild in all patients and asymptomatic. The detection rate of hypercalcaemia was higher in radiologically far advanced active disease (3 out of 4) and was statistically highly significant (p=0.000).

Keywords: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Hypercalcaemia


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