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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 1, November 2013 pp 01-02

Research Article

A study of Assessment of Prevalence of Tubercular Infection and Tubercular Cervical Lymphadenitis in Rural school children of Nagamangala Taluka of Mandya District, Karnataka State


Suresh Lankeshwar*, Usha Ramachandra**, Prabhu N. B.***

{*Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine}

{**Professor and Head, Department of Pathology}

{***Professor and Head, department of Microbiology}

Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, B. G. Nagara - 571448, Karnataka, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Background: Tuberculosis is one of the common communicable infections in our country. The present study reveals the status of Tubercular infection and Cervical Tuberculosis lymphadenitis in rural school children of Nagamangala Taluka of Karnataka State in the year 2004-2005. Objectives: Assessment of prevalence of Tubercular infection and Tubercular Cervical lymphadenitis in school children of Nagamangala district of Karnataka state. Materials and methods: data was collected from sample size of 693 school children using simple random technique. Tuberculin test to assess prevalence of Tubercular infection and FNAC test to confirm tubercular cervical lymphadenitis. Results: Tubercular infection was found to be 3.17% and Tubercular Cervical lymphadenitis o.58%. Conclusion: Tuberculosis infection is still common in school children and so is tubercular cervical lymphadenitis (extra pulmonary tuberculosis). Tuberculin test in children and FNAC test are cost effective in assessing status of TB infection and Tubercular cervical lymphadenitis.