Bacteriological study of renal tuberculosis in the Punjab area

S. H. Siddiqi, F. A. Khan

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Microbiological investigations were carried out on patients suspected of having renal tuberculosis reporting to the Urology Department of one Tuberculosis Research Unit of Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Out of 520 cases investigated, 94 had some clinical indication along with urine positive for acid fast bacteria by smear or culture. Most of the positive cases were in the range of 20-40 years of age belonging to the average and well-to-do socio-economic class. Out of 65 positive cultures, 14 were found to be mycobacteria other than M. tuberculosis (MOTT), mostly schotochromogens. About 30.5% of isolated tubercle bacilli were found to have some degree of resistance to at least one of the seven tested anti-tuberculous drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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