HOW FREQUENTLY ARE PEOPLE WITH NEWLY DIAGNOSED PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN D LEVELS IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: A PILOT STUDY PROJECT

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Muhammad Tariq Mehr
Humera Khan
Noor Ul Iman

Abstract

Objective: To estimate the frequency of vitamin D deficiency in patients with
newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Khyber Pukntunkhwa.
Methodology: It was a descriptive cross sectional study conducted in a private
consulting clinic at Ibrahimi Hospital, Dabgari Gardens, Peshawar from 01
April, 2014 to 30 June 2015. A total of 194 patients of either gender, between
15 to 70 years of age with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis were included
in the study. 10cc of blood was obtained under strict aseptic technique
and immediately sent to laboratory to estimate vitamin D levels.
Results: Of the 194 patients included, 108(55.67%) were male and 86(44.33%)
were females. Male to female ratio was 1.26:1. The frequency of vitamin D
deficiency in patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis was observed
in 82(42.27%) while 112(57.73%) were having normal vitamin D levels. More
females 49(57%) were suffering from Vitamin D Deficiency compared to males
33(30.6%).
Conclusion: Patients with pulmonary tuberculosis are significantly Vitamin D
deficient. This deficiency was more marked in females.

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Mehr MT, Khan H, Iman NU. HOW FREQUENTLY ARE PEOPLE WITH NEWLY DIAGNOSED PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN D LEVELS IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: A PILOT STUDY PROJECT. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2016 Jul. 18 [cited 2023 Feb. 2];30(3). Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1913
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Muhammad Tariq Mehr, Assistant Professor Medicine Khyber Girls Medical College Peshawar Pakistan

Assistant Professor Medicine
Khyber Girls Medical College
Peshawar
Pakistan

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