IS TUBERCULOSIS A FAMILIAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE? HIGH TIME TO STRENGTHEN CONTACT SCREENING


Timsi Jain, Raja Jd, Raja Jd, Ruma Dutta, Ruma Dutta, Sivaprakasam P, Sivaprakasam P, Jayashri D, Jayashri D, Gomathy Parasuraman, Gomathy Parasuraman, Yogesh Mohan, Yogesh Mohan

Abstract


 Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a highly communicable disease and represents a serious public health problem. In the absence of active case detection and early diagnosis among close contacts of a known TB patient, the family members are at high risk of developing the disease and are the potential source of spread of the disease in the community. Here, we discuss a case of pulmonary TB which stresses on the importance and urgent need for screening all household contacts and for early diagnosis and treatment of all cases and susceptible contacts.


Keywords


Pulmonary tuberculosis, Household contacts, Case detection, Early diagnosis, Treatment

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Title

IS TUBERCULOSIS A FAMILIAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE? HIGH TIME TO STRENGTHEN CONTACT SCREENING

Keywords

Pulmonary tuberculosis, Household contacts, Case detection, Early diagnosis, Treatment

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i2.23182

Date

01-02-2018

Additional Links

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 2 February 2018 Page: 7-8

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Timsi Jain
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Raja Jd
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Raja Jd
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Ruma Dutta
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Ruma Dutta
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Sivaprakasam P
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Sivaprakasam P
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Jayashri D
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Jayashri D
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Gomathy Parasuraman
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Gomathy Parasuraman
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Yogesh Mohan
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Yogesh Mohan
Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai - 602 105, Tamil Nadu, India.
India


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