alexa Abstract | Deficiency of Micronutrient Status in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in North India

Biomedical Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Abstract

Malnutrition is observed frequently in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), but their micronutrient status, especially of Vitamin A and Zinc, is still poorly documented. The ob-jective of this study was to investigate the micronutrient status of patients with active pul-monary tuberculosis, admitted in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CSM Medical University UP, Lucknow. In this case-control study, 43 patients aged 18–55 year with active pulmonary TB were enrolled and blood sample was taken. Cases had clinical and radio-graphic abnormalities consistent with pulmonary TB and at least two sputum specimens showing acid-fast bacilli. Micronutrient status data were collected. Compared with healthy control cases, TB patients had significantly lower concentrations of blood haemoglobin, WBC count, serum albumin, serum retinol and zinc, whereas the concentration of free erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin concentration, was greater. In conclusion, the micronutri-ent status of patients with active pulmonary TB was poor compared with healthy subjects. Low concentrations of haemoglobin and of serum retinol and zinc were more pronounced in malnourished TB patients.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Irfan Ahmad VK Srivastava R Prasad Mohd Yusuf Safia M SaleemWahid Ali

Keywords

Malnutrition, Micronutrient, Tuberculosis, Vitamin A, Zinc

 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords