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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

Abstract:

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.

Biography:

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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