The Study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Iranian Patients With Lung Cancer

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

Keywords

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lung Cancer Epidemiology

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