Incidenceof Tuberculosis in Unidentified Dead Bodies amongst Autopsy Conducted at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai
Keywords:unidentified bodies, pulmonary tuberculosis, Milliary tuberculosis and intestinal tuberculosis.
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.
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