Increased risk of tuberculosis in opium addicts.

  title={Increased risk of tuberculosis in opium addicts.},
  author={Murli L. Mathur and R. C. Chaudhary},
  journal={Indian journal of medical sciences},
  volume={50 10},
In rural areas of desert of western Rajasthan crude opium is consumed with a social sanction by a notable proportion (7.1%) of adult males. It is believed that prevalence of opium addiction is high in TB cases as they may use it to suppress cough. Prevalence of opium addiction among TB cases from rural desert (16.1%) was compared with that in general population (7.1%) and the difference was found significant (X2 = 11.6, p > 0.001). The difference became a little more prominent after age… CONTINUE READING


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