Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 332–335 | Cite as

Assessment of Hematological Parameters in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients

  • K. Rohini
  • M. Surekha Bhat
  • P. S. Srikumar
  • A. Mahesh Kumar
Original Article


The aim of the study was the assessment of hematological parameters in pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Forty patients diagnosed with tuberculosis were recruited from the Institute of Thoracic Medicine on the basis of history, clinical examination, chest radiography, sputum examination and related laboratory parameters and were compared with age and sex matched healthy volunteers (n = 40). Hematological parameters and CRP in tuberculosis patients were determined. The mean values for serum hemoglobin level, RBC count and platelet count in PTB was found to be less (p < 0.001). Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), plasma C-reactive protein, WBC count in PTB subjects was increased (p < 0.001 for ESR & CRP, p < 0.05 for WBCs) and all were statistically significant. This study demonstrated that serum hemoglobin level, RBC count and platelet count was decreased in tuberculosis patients whereas ESR, CRP and WBC count was increased when compared with healthy controls.


Hematological parameters Tuberculosis CRP ESR RBC and platelet count 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

There were no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this article.

Ethical Standards

The study protocol was approved by the Institutional ethics committee and was carried out in accordance with the principle of Declaration of Helsinki.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all the subjects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Rohini
    • 1
  • M. Surekha Bhat
    • 2
  • P. S. Srikumar
    • 3
  • A. Mahesh Kumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Unit of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineAIMST UniversityBedongMalaysia
  2. 2.Professor in BiochemistryXavier University School of MedicineOranjestadAurba
  3. 3.Unit of Psychiatry, Faculty of MedicineAIMST UniversityBedongMalaysia
  4. 4.PulmonologistEswar Medical FoundationChennaiIndia

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