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The Study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Iranian Patients With Lung Cancer

AUTHORS

avatar Amir Mohamad Hashem Asnaashari 1 , avatar Ali Sadrizadeh 2 , avatar Hamid Ahmadi 3 , avatar Mojtaba Meshkat 4 , avatar Aida Gholoobi 5 , avatar Fariba Rezai Talab 6 , avatar Mahnaz Aamini 6 , avatar Sayed Hosain Ahmadi Hosaini 6 , avatar Davoud Attaran 1 , avatar Mohammad Tohidi 1 , avatar Shahrzad Mohammadzadeh Lari 1 , avatar Reza Basiri 1 , avatar Maryam sadat Nabavinia 5 , avatar Sina Rostami 7 , avatar Zahra Meshkat 8 , *

1 Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Ghaem hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, IR Iran

2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ghaem hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

3 School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

4 Isalmic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, IR Iran

5 Microbiology and Virology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

6 Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Imam Reza hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, IR Iran

7 School of Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, IR Iran

8 Womens Health Research Centre, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

How to Cite: Hashem Asnaashari A M, Sadrizadeh A, Ahmadi H, Meshkat M, Gholoobi A, et al. The Study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Iranian Patients With Lung Cancer. Jundishapur J Microbiol.6(3): 237-41.
doi: 10.5812/jjm.4993.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 6 (3); 237-41
Published Online: April 30, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 26, 2012
Accepted: July 2, 2012
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Abstract

Background:

Mycobacterium tuberculosis has the ability to invade type II alveolar epithelial cells. As a result, the associations between invasion of alveolar epithelial cells and pathogenesis of lung infection seem strong.

Objectives:

The current study aimed to evaluate the presence of M. tuberculosis in patients with lung cancer.

Patients and Methods:

This cross-sectional study was performed on samples collected from 380 patients with lung cancer who referred to two state-run hospitals in Mashhad, Iran. Microscopic and cultural methods were utilized to assess the presence of M. tuberculosis in the patients` specimens.

Results:

The subjects included 252 (66.3%) males and 128 (33.7%) females. Based on cultural and microscopic methods, M. tuberculosis infection was observed in twenty six (6.8%) of cases.

Conclusions:

Results of the current study showed the high prevalence of M. tuberculosis among the patients with lung cancer; therefore, it seems that continuous surveillance is essential to monitor the M. tuberculosis in the patients with lung cancer.

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