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Tuberculosis causes most number of deaths due to infections worldwide. Around 9.0 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths registered worldwide of which 360,000 were HIV positive. One fourth of the global TB encumbrance occurs in India, making it the most important public health problem facing this country. It is estimated that out of 9.0 million cases worldwide, 2.3 million cases were reported in India. TB control program of India is on track as far as reduction in the disease burden. There is 42% lessening in humanity since 1990 and 51% lessening in TB pervasiveness as associated to 1990. Further, TB pervasiveness has concentrated from 40 lakhs to 28 lakhs annually from 1990. A total of 9,28,190 smear positive TB cases were diagnosed and 14,10,880 were registered for treatment under RNTCP. It has become a major barrier to our socioeconomic development. Tuberculosis (TB) still remains as the most common communicable disease. It is estimated that 21% of the global TB burden occurs in India. Two in every five Indians are infected with tuberculosis and two persons die every minute because of tuberculosis in India. This study focuses to study the clinico-radiological profile of treated pulmonary tuberculosis patients and to evaluate the risk factors that can influence the treatment outcome in a tertiary care hospital and to evaluate the type of limitation in lung function by spirometry in treated pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
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