SURVEY OF EXTRA PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN D.I. KHAN

Authors

  • Abdus Salam Khan
  • Ghulam Mustafa
  • Shamsuddin Khan

Abstract

A total of 360 biopsy specimens were sent to our clinical laboratory by the surgicaldepartment of Distt: Head-quarter Hospital, Dera Ismail Khan during the year 1987-88.Out of these, 107 (29.7%) were non-tumors. Twenty of these (18.7%) were proved to betubercular. Tuberculosis of the skin (35%) was found to be most common followed byG.I.T (20%) Bones and Joints (20%), lymphnodes (15%) and testis (10%). Mostly youngadults and to some extent children were affected. Mostly the patients belonged to city slumswere of lower socio-economic class and were living in crowded situation.

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