Author(s): Sonti Sulochana, Gayathri, Jalvadi Rahul Siddartha, Jennifer fathima

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DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00040   

Address: Sonti Sulochana, Gayathri, Jalvadi Rahul Siddartha, Jennifer fathima
1Professor of Pathology, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai , Tamilnadu.
2,4AHS MLT, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai , Tamilnadu.
3Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 15,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2022

Background: Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and still it is a common disease in developing countries. A variety of hematological parameters are studied in tuberculous patients such as decreased Hb(anemia), increased WBC count, increased ESR, and thrombocytopenia. Nowadays TB is a curable and preventable disease. The present study was undertaken to study the ESR values in TB patients and compare their values with ZiehlNelson staining. Method: The present study was carried out on 328 patients who had sputum smear-positive for AFB. based on the recommendation of the RNTCP grading system of AFB in Sputum ZiehlNelson staining, the cases of PTB group were further categorized into four subgroups AFB– 3+, AFB – 2+, AFB –1+ and scanty. The ESR was performed by a rapidly modified Westergren method on EDTA whole blood sample. Results: out of the 324 cases of tuberculosis collected from our hospital, male 252, female 72 from 14-80 years of age. ESR was elevated in patients with an increased grading of sputum positive (3+). The distribution of the mean value of, ESR in different grades of ZN staining of sputum in AFB positive patients was scanty(35.5), 1+(27.5), 2+(30.2),3+(42.4). respectively. Conclusion: Our study concluded that active TB is associated mostly with very high ESR values (= 100 mm/h) and with markedly raised values in all the grades of sputum AFB positive patients.

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Sonti Sulochana, Gayathri, Jalvadi Rahul Siddartha, Jennifer fathima. Clinical Significance of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Tuberculosis. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(1):245-9. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00040

Sonti Sulochana, Gayathri, Jalvadi Rahul Siddartha, Jennifer fathima. Clinical Significance of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Tuberculosis. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(1):245-9. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00040   Available on:

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