The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 38, Issue 9, pp 349–353 | Cite as

Bacteriological diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis

A comparative study of gastric wash, laryngeal swab and lung puncture
  • B. Bhandari
  • S. V. Singh
  • V. K. Sharma


Parameters generally employed for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in children are not conclusive, and only the demonstration of tubercle bacilli is confirmative. Results of positive bacteriology in 30 children suspected of having pulmonary tuberculosis by lung puncture aspirate (53.3%) were better than that of gastric wash (16.6%) and laryngeal swab (20%). But the total results (70%) by all the three methods are even more encouraging and suggest the desirability of examination by all the methods available if the maximum of positive results are to be obtained.


Pulmonary Tuberculosis Tuberculin Test Superficial Lymph Node Ultimate Proof Bacteriological Diagnosis 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bhandari
    • 1
  • S. V. Singh
    • 1
  • V. K. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Udaipur

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