Document Type : Research Article
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis is one of the oldest disease and affected globally involving lungs but also studies have shown that tuberculosis affects bone marrow which causes significant haematological abnormalities These haematological changes acts as a potential marker for the diagnosis and persistent excretion of acid fast bacilli,which is associated with failure of these indices to return to normal.In addition ,these changes have correlation with severity of clinical findings of pulmonary tuberculosis.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:To evaluate haematological parameters among pulmonary tuberculosis patient.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:This is a case control study was carriesd out for a period of 1year from January 2018 to April 2019. A total of 50 patients who are diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis were taken up as cases. The control group consisted of 50 healthy individuals who were selected by purposive sampling. About 2 ml EDTA tube was used for haematological analysis. Sysmex haematology analyser with 6 part as well as peripheral smear examination was used for analysis. The remaining 2 ml of blood was used for determining ESR by westergren tube method.