Background:Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is the most common form of tuberculosis (TB) accounting for 75-90% of all types of TB in India. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) constitutes 10-15% of TB cases. Hence; we planned the present study to assess various extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients who reported to the department of general medicine of R.B.M. Hospital, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.Materials & methods:The present study included assessment various extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients who attended the general medicine OPD. We retrospectively reviewed the data records of 100 patients who underwent treatment for EPTB. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients were retrieved from the data records. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet. All the results were analyzed by SPSS software. Results:In majority of the cases in the present study, EPTB occurred in the lymph nodes (42 cases). Spine and abdominal EPTB occurred in 25 and 12 cases respectively. Muco-skeletal EPTB occurred in 11 cases.
Conclusion:EPTB is a common clinical problem encountered days with a variety of clinical manifestations. Adequate diagnostic techniques should be employed for early detection of EPTB cases so that prompt treatment protocol could be initiated.
Key words:Extrapulmonary, Hospital, Tuberculosis