Al-Dhabi N.A.,King Saud University |
Al-Sum B.A.,King Saud University |
Al-Hammad R.F.,King Saud Chest Hospital
Life Science Journal | Year: 2013
The aim of this study is to build a future vision in the ability to make important reference Tuberculosis database which would enable us to trace the causes of Tuberculosis and reduce its spread, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Over the previous centuries, Mycobacterium tuberculosis caused Tuberculosis was a lethal infectious disease in Saudi Arabia and in many neighboring countries, and still remains as a significant causative agent of morbidity among these population. This study describes the results of a survey work on the cross-section of patients in a health center in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), in the period between July and September 2011. The survey included twenty-two Saudi patients and forty-eight migrant workers of both sexes and different age groups. Different strains of the microorganism were isolated, including pathogenic strains (70 strains) and non-pathogenic ones 8 strains. The survey concluded that there is a relationship between sex and age group with the incidence of TB bacteria. Twentytwo in patients of 10-40 years, the increase is proportional, while in those of 41-70 years, the increase is inversely proportional. The survey showed also that for female patients, the most affected were at age 65.