Hematologiese, Bloedbiochemiese en sekere kliniese aspekte van tuberkulose by die Bantoe

  • JP Venter


The peripheral blood picture, biochemical facets and certain clinical aspects were analysed in 100 adult Black patients admitted with pulmonary tuberculosis to the isolation wards of Pelonomi Hospital. An unexpectedly short history of illness was the rule. Lymphopenia was very common, correlated well with the extent of illness and cleared with effective tuberculosis therapy. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate was usually elevated, but proved a poor indicator of the degree of pathology, and commonly showed a negative correlation with clinical improvement. Unexplained hypokalaemia accompanied severe disease when it was usually associated with lymphopenia.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1559 (1974)

Author Biography

JP Venter
Departement Interne Geneeskunde, Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, OVS

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135