|Diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis are the major public health problems in developing countries. The rising prevalence of DM in high TB burden countries may adversely affect TB control. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) almost triples the risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). A meta-analysis demonstrated that having diabetes was associated with an overall relative risk (RR) of 3.11 for contracting TB. However, neither international guidelines nor Indiaâs Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) currently recommend active screening of TB patients for detection of DM. Clinical presentation of Tuberculosis and Diabetes is overlapping many times, difficult to differentiate one from other. Loss of weight, loss of appetite and lassitude are common to both the diseases. The association is more common among those above 40 years of age and males appear to be at a somewhat greater risk compared with females.
Tuberculosis with Diabetes Mellitus: Clinical-Radiological Overlap and Delayed Sputum Conversion Needs Cautious Evaluation-Prospective Cohort Study in Tertiary Care Hospital, India: Patil Shital, Jadhav Anil, Mundkar Sanjay and Phutane Mukund
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