COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EFFICACY OF ZIEHL– NEELSEN STAIN AFB LIQUID CULTURE AND GENE XPERT ALONG WITH RADIOLOGICAL CORRELATION IN SUSPECTED PATIENTS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

Dr Pramod Chaudhari, Dr Rahul Lokhande

Abstract


Tuberculosis occurs in every part of the world with over 95% of cases and deaths occurring in developing  countries . People infected with TB bacteria have  5-15 % lifetime risk of falling ill with TB . However ,persons with compromised immune system , such as people living with HIV, malnutrition or diabetes , or people who use tobacco, have  a much higher risk of falling ill 1 . Health Assembly in 2014 adopted a new End TB strategy targeting the “end of the epidemic “ by 2035.defined as a global incidence of less than 10 cases per  100,000 people , similar to the situation of advanced economies of today . The strategy , besides proposing a patient- centred care approach that consist of the basics of TB control complemented by all modern technologies available and a bold health policy environment that emphasizes universal coverage and social protection , promotes rapid intensification of research efforts in a way that results  in new means and their immediate application every where 2 .


Keywords


Ziel –Neelsen stain – Acid Fast Staining ( AFB stain ), Gene Xpert – Molecular test .

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