Incidenceof Tuberculosis in Unidentified Dead Bodies amongst Autopsy Conducted at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai

Authors

  • A.Gokulakrishnan1 , S.Praveen1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10316

Keywords:

unidentified bodies, pulmonary tuberculosis, Milliary tuberculosis and intestinal tuberculosis.

Abstract

A autopsy based prospective study on incidence of tuberculosis was conducted at government Stanley

medical college for two year from June 2016 –June 2018in that 425 cases of unidentified bodies were

subjected for postmortem in that 376 cases were taken for the present study these based on exclusion criteria

during autopsy in that 201 cases were male and 175 cases were female, in all the cases sterile swabs were

taken from intra bronchial region and directly from caseous necrosed sites and lung tissues from pathological

sites are subjected for histopathological examination during autopsy and sterile swabs were subjected for

acid fast staining and culture by lowenstien Jensen medium medium among the376 cases studied 52 cases

had pulmonary tuberculosis and 2 cases had milliary and intestinal tuberculosis respectively.

Author Biography

A.Gokulakrishnan1 , S.Praveen1

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital,

Chennai-01, Tamil Nadu, 2 Professor, Department of forensic medicine, M.S.Ramaiah medical college and hospital,

Bangalore, Karnataka

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

A.Gokulakrishnan1 , S.Praveen1. (2020). Incidenceof Tuberculosis in Unidentified Dead Bodies amongst Autopsy Conducted at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 7-11. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10316