Prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among patient attending some selected hospitals at Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria
H. S. Bello, M. A. Isa, M. Bintube and Z. Hassan
Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Science
Tuberculosis has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is the most important communicable disease worldwide. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among patients attending some selected hospitals, Maiduguri Metropolis, Nigeria. out of three thousand two hundred and seventy two (3272) patients whom attended some selected hospitals (University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and Chest Disease Screened Centre (CDSC)) at Maiduguri Metropolis were screened for pulmonary tuberculosis, 2676 (81.8%) were positive. Therefore, more pragmatic effort has to be put in place to alleviate poverty and social exclusion in the study area.
Keywords: Pulmonary, Tuberculosis, UMTH, CDSC and Prevalence