A 3 year retrospective study on the pattern and prevalence of extra pulmonary tuberculosis in JOS, Plateau state: Nigeria
Author(s): OTOBO David Daniel
Abstract: In 2017, the World Health Organization reported that the prevalence of EPTB was 15% globally from amongst the world global burden of tuberculosis. Furthermore, researches done and ongoing have and are showing three main problems, challenges with accurate diagnosis, the low cure rate and the high death rate. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the pattern and prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis in Jos, Plateau state; Nigeria. This was done using a quantitative analytical pattern to study the incidences of 862 patients, from which 127 were diagnosed with Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis. While we had a prevalence of 14.7%, we got an average cure rate of 1.6% and an average death rate of 23.6%.
OTOBO David Daniel. A 3 year retrospective study on the pattern and prevalence of extra pulmonary tuberculosis in JOS, Plateau state: Nigeria. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2020;4(1):61-64. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2020.v4.i1a.126