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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-13

The role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with tuberculosis sequelae

1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Chettinad Health and Research Institute, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

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Mr. Kishore Kumar
PhD Research Scholar, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Chettinad Academy of Research Institute, Kelambakkam - 603 103, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_122_21

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Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. In recent years, patients with chronic respiratory diseases have been found to have a decreased quality of life. Pulmonary TB is also a significant risk factor for chronic respiratory diseases due to its effect on lung function. Although patients with pulmonary TB are considered “successfully treated” and “cured” by completing the full treatment, patients often struggle with post-TB sequelae to the lung leading to impaired functional status and decreased Quality of life. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective tool to improve the clinical, physical, psychosocial, and overall quality of life. This review highlights the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with pulmonary TB sequelae.

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