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Journal of Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine
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Research Article

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

Global College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India

*Corresponding Author:
Fazlu Rehman
Global College of Pharmacy
Hyderabad, India
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 18, 2016; Accepted date: January 23, 2017; Published date: January 27, 2017

Citation: Rehman F, Raoof MA, Srinivasa Rao A, Hasan A, Qurram M (2017) Knowledge about Tuberculosis and its Complication among the Patients in a Teaching Hospital. J Pulm Respir Med 7:390. doi: 10.4172/2161-105X.1000390

Copyright: © 2017 Rehman F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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.