Tuberculosis in Patients on Maintenance Haemodialysis: Experience at East Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
Keywords:Tuberculosis, Prevalence, Haemodialysis
This study was performed at Haemodialysis Unit of East Medical Ward, Mayo Hospital Lahore, in order to evaluate prevalence, clinical pattern and outcome of tuberculosis in patients who underwent maintenance Haemodialysis from August 1997 to July 2001. In our Center, 8 patients out of a total number of 502 patients developed tuberculosis, giving a prevalence of 1.6%. 5 of these 8 patients (62.5%) had extra-pulmonary tuberculosis.
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