VITAMIN 'D' AND TUBERCULOSIS
Dr. Laxmikanta Mohanty and Dr. Ambad Ranjit Sidram*
Total 20 TB infected patients were selected for study group and compare with 25 normal healthy control groups. All patients of TB infection are diagnosed by clinician and admitted in our hospital for treatment. Informed consent was taken from all patients, who participated in our study and the study was approved by the hospital ethics committee. TB was defined as microbiological or histological evidence of MTB infection and/or receipt of treatment for TB during the study period, past TB was defined as documentation of having completed treatment for TB, LTBI was defined as a positive test result (diameter, â©¾10 mm) and a positive QFT-G test result and no evidence of TB or history of TB, any MTB infection was defined as evidence of MTB infection and no MTB infection was defined as a negative test result and neither current TB nor past TB. Patients in the TB and past TB groups were combined for the analysis, because we were interested in those whose infection had progressed to TB.
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