Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : BRONCHIAL WASHINGS


“A STUDY ON ROLE OF FIBRE OPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY IN SPUTUM SMEAR NEGATIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS”

Dr. MUNAGALA ASHOK KUMAR, Dr. H. NAGASREEDHAR RAO, Dr. KAVETY SATEESH KUMAR

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5551-5559

Background:TUBERCULOSIS (TB) is one of the oldest and deadliest disease in the
world and also major health problem, archaeological evidences from ancient civilizations
have shown the existence of tuberculosis in the prehistoric era. Even though effective
chemotherapy for tuberculosis has been available for decades, TB still remains a public health
challenge all over the world. Even though the disease is curable, 2million deaths occurring
every year that is some 5000 deaths occurring everyday