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Impact of diabetes on diagnostic delay for pulmonary tuberculosis in Beijing.
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PMID:  24670559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
SETTING: Delays in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) increase the risk of transmission and severity of the disease. Little information is available on PTB patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).
OBJECTIVES: To examine the impact of DM on delays in diagnosing PTB and the effect of diagnostic delay on the clinical presentation of PTB among patients in Beijing, China.
DESIGN: In a cross-sectional study conducted in two PTB dispensaries of Beijing, all confirmed PTB patients were screened for DM. Data relating to diagnostic delay and clinical presentation of PTB were collected and analysed.
RESULTS: Of 1126 PTB patients selected, 182 (16.2%) were identified as having DM. The median delay for PTB patients with DM (25 days) was significantly higher than that of PTB patients without DM (6 days). In a subgroup analysis, diagnostic delay was associated with smear positivity among PTB patients with DM (OR 3.10, 95%CI 1.66-5.76) and associated with smear positivity (OR 4.38, 95%CI 3.19-6.04), pulmonary cavities (OR 2.62, 95%CI 1.85-3.71) and more symptoms (OR 1.81, 95%CI 1.20-2.73) among PTB patients without DM.
CONCLUSIONS: DM was associated with longer diagnostic delays, which in turn was associated with more serious clinical presentations of PTB. It is thus necessary to examine risk factors associated with diagnostic delay among PTB patients with and without DM.
H-G Chen; M Liu; S-W Jiang; F-H Gu; S-P Huang; T-J Gao; Z-G Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1815-7920     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706389     Medline TA:  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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