A study of correlation between tuberculosis and gall bladder pathology


  • Ushma K. Butala Department of Surgery, H. B.T Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Geeta S. Ghag Department of Surgery, H. B.T Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Vinayak V. Dewoolkar Department of Surgery, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, India
  • Prachi S. Ghag Medical and research student, RCSM Government Medical College, Kolhapur, Maharashtra,India
  • Mihir R. Patel Department of Orthopedic Surgery, K. B. Bhaba municipal general hospital, Mumbai, India




Gall bladder disease, Tuberculosis, Correlation


Background: Tuberculosis is a re-emergent problem in many industrialized countries. Tuberculosis occurring at any site may produce symptoms and findings that are not specifically related to the organ or tissues involved but, rather, are systemic in nature. The objective of the study was to study correlation between gall bladder pathology and tuberculosis.

Methods: A prospective study of 100 patients was conducted in a tertiary medical college and hospital. 50 patients suffering from active tuberculosis were selected with dietary and socio-economic status. They were subjected to bio-chemical and radiological investigations and evaluated for existence of any gall bladder pathology. 50 patients were selected from OPD with dietary and socio-economic status similar to previous group and analyzed for gall bladder pathology. The results thus obtained were compared and a correlation was sought based on statistical tests.

Results: Results of all patients were tabulated and incidence of gall bladder disease in both the groups was calculated. Statistical tests for significance were applied. It was found that the difference in the incidence of gall bladder disease between both the groups is significant.Chi-Square test was performed and it was found that significant correlation between gall bladder disease and tuberculosis exists.

Conclusions: Significant correlation between gall bladder pathology and tuberculosis was exists. Patients suffering from tuberculosis are at a higher risk for developing gall bladder disease as compared to general population.


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