International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 9 (2013) pp. 1-4
Incidence of tuberculosis in Babylon Province-Iraq
Ahmed A.Ali, Mohammed S.Abdul Razzaq and Mohammed A.K.AL-Saadi*
College of Medicine Babylon University, Iraq *Corresponding author e-mail:
Tuberculosis remains one of most popular health problem in Iraq. This study aims to determine the incidence of tuberculosis in Babylon province-Iraq. The diagnosis of TB cases was based on acid fast stain, cultivation of sputum samples on Lowenstein-Jensen medium histopathological examination for extrapulmonary TB cases. During the period from February to August 2012 sixty TB cases were diagnosed distributed into 40 pulmonary TB and 20 extrapulmonary TB. This study provides a support for the fact that TB stills as a big problem in Babylon- Iraq.
Babylon- Iraq; Tuberculosis; TB cases; extra- pulmonary TB;