Abstract—Pulmonary tuberculosis is a very infectious disease and is a public health problem specially in developing country like India. Association between tuberculosis and nutritional status is assumed by various authors at time to time. So this present study was aimed to where there is any association between tuberculosis and nutritional status of individual. For study purpose 40 newly diagnosed tuberculosis taken in one group (Group A), 30 cases of relapse cases of tuberculosis in group ‘B’ and 30 matched healthy controls in group ‘C’. Protein and micronutrient levels of each of the subject were assessed and compared group wisely. Significance of difference was inferred by Unparied ‘t’ Test. It was found in this study that Protein, Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase and Vitamine D were significantly lowered in Tubercular cases than controls. So it can be concluded that tuberculosis is more common in nutritionally deficit individuals.
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Nutritional Status, Protein Level, Macronutrient Level.
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