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Prevalence of diabetes type-2 & pulmonary tuberculosis among Filipino and treatment outcomes: a surveillance study in the Eastern Saudi Arabia

38th Annual congress on Microbes Infection
September 28-29, 2017 | London, UK

Liaqat Ali Chaudhry

King Salman Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Keynote : Microbiology: Current Research


Aim: The aim is to study prevalence of diabetes type-2 and pulmonary tuberculosis among Filipino patients and treatment out comes. Tuberculosis centre of Dammam medical complex(MOH) is a referral centre for the Eastern Saudi Arabia where patients from all government and private hospitals having open pulmonary tuberculosis are admitted for isolation till they are rendered non-infectious. All patients are treated for 6 months under DOTS strategy with 4 drugs (2HRZE) for 2 months as initial intensive phase and 2 drugs (HR) for 4 months as continuation phase. Materials & Methods: We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 1388 patients admitted with open pulmonary tuberculosis between Jan- 2003 and June-2010. Results: Among 1388 patients, 39% (n=542) were Saudis and 61% (n=846) were non-Saudis. Among these 12.39% (n=172) were Filipinos, 153 males and 19 females respectively. Out of 1388 patients, 114 (7.17%) were found to have diabetes type-2. Among these diabetics, majority n=91 (79.82%) were Filipinos. Sputum conversion was late in diabetic patients resulting in relatively longer hospital stay compared to fellow patients having only tuberculosis.


Liaqat Ali Chaudhry completed MBBS from King Edward Medical College university Lahore1981. He completed his post-graduation in Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases -Punjab University Lahore-Pakistan, MCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and MRCP, FRCP from The Royal College of Physicians Dublin-Ireland. He worked as house physician, Registrar, Assistant professor at King Edward Medical College Lahore, 1982-1987. Later he joined MOH of Saudi Arabia worked as Specialist Physicians chest specialist on Feb-1988, Consultant Pulmonologist and Chief of Tuberculosis Center, Dept. of Internal Medicine & Chest diseases Dammam medical complex and Honorary Associate & Professor Dammam Medical University, Eastern Province K. Saudi Arabia – 2011 and Chairman Internal Medicine & Consultant Invasive.

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