Methods: Retrospective national hospital-based study of adult from January 2007 to December 2011, comparing TB infected patients with and without DM.
Results: Of 134 adults with DM and TB, 62 (47%) became culture negative after 8 weeks of anti-TB treatment compared to 84 (72%) patients without DM. Patients with DM had more frequent lower lobe disease (28% vs 17%, P = 0.03). Week 8 sputum culture conversion did not differ between patients by the degree of dysglyemia at time of diagnosis and onset of anti-TB treatment (70% vs 46%, P=0.09).
Conclusion: Diabetes mellitus was associated with delayed sputum culture conversion at two month and atypical radiological findings in adults with pulmonary TB in Qatar. Glycemic control had no effect on week-eight sputum culture conversion.
K. M. Dousa,
H. Alsoub, None
A. N. Elzouki, None
M. I. Alwakeel, None
B. A. Thiel, None
J. L. Johnson, None