Volume 20 No 12 (2022)
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Diagnosis of pulmonary and extra pulmonary tuberculosis from Babylon Iraq patient
Israa, K. Obayes, Mohammad A. K. Al-Saadi , and Hadi, F. AL-Yasari
sputum samples were collected from 110 suspected pulmonary tuberculosis after they were suspected to have tuberculosis according to their clinical manifestations. They were admitted to Babylon Center of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases during the period January to October 2021.A total of 90 TB patients consisting of 51 males and 39 females were involved in this study. Their age ranged from 11 to more than 70 yearsafter diagnosis the patients there were 50 confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis, also collected 40 samples from extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients on the basis of clinical findings. Evaluation of direct Acid fast bacilli smear microscopy, Gene Xpert and Löwenstein–Jensen culturing of sputum for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis, the result showing, the GeneXpert was considered the gold standard test which has a higher sensitivity than AFB smear microscopy in respiratory samples require several minutes to perform diagnosis of patients with high clinical suspicion of PTB, the lymph nodes is most common in Extra pulmonary tuberculosis.
Pulmonary tuberculosis, Extra pulmonary tuberculosis
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