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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90  

Fasting blood sugar for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in patients with tuberculosis


1 Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Sanitation 1 Road, Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Date of Web Publication28-Jan-2012

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Beuy Joob
Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Sanitation 1 Road, Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.92379

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Fasting blood sugar for diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in patients with tuberculosis. Lung India 2012;29:90

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Sir,

The publication on screening for diabetes in patients with tuberculosis (TB) is of interest. [1] There are some diagnostic issues to be addressed. Although Rawat et al., used the new cut-off for screening, there are still questionable points. The important concern is about the technique for blood glucose determination. Without data in the report, this can be doubtful. In patients with TB, the problem of hypoxia as well as the use of antipyretic drugs (especially acetaminophen) can be expected. These factors can interfere with blood glucose level determination if the test method is based on glucose oxidase technique. [2],[3]

 
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1.Rawat J, Sindhwani G, Biswas D. Effect of age on presentation with diabetes: Comparison of nondiabetic patients with new smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Lung India 2011;28:187-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Sharp P. Interference in glucose oxidase-peroxidase blood glucose methods.ClinChimActa 1972;40:115-20.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Kaufmann-Raab I, Jonen HG, Jähnchen E, Kahl GF, Groth U. Interference by acetaminophen in the glucose oxidase-peroxidase method for blood glucose determination.ClinChem 1976;22:1729-31.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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