Patients with tuberculosis in rural India should receive food supplements during treatment, researchers sayBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6663 (Published 05 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6663
- Sanjeet Bagcchi
Researchers have urged nutritional support for rural people in India during their treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis.1
In a retrospective study conducted at Jan Swasthya Sahyog—a non-profit voluntary organisation based in Chhattisgarh—Indian and Canadian researchers have found that undernutrition is a substantially prevalent comorbidity in India, increasing the risk of death in rural people with pulmonary tuberculosis. The study was published on 24 October in PLoS ONE.
The researchers assessed a consecutive cohort of 1695 patients living in rural areas in Chhattisgarh with pulmonary tuberculosis, during 2004-09. …