• Wednesday, August 10, 2022


World tuberculosis day 2018: 50 percent of female patients coming for IVF procedure have genital TB

An Indian nursing student holds a placard during an awareness rally on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day in Hyderabad. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

More than half of female patients coming for In vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment have been reported to have genital tuberculosis, a study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research revealed. Genital tuberculosis is a cause for concern for women trying to conceive. Genital tuberculosis is a chronic disease with low-grade symptoms. But the fallopian tubes are affected in almost all cases of genital TB. Tuberculosis bacteria usually affects the lungs, but lack of proper treatment can result in the bacteria spreading throughout the body, thereby causing infection in the kidneys, abdomen, brain, uterus and fallopian tubes. “Though the symptoms may not be…

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