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The Role of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Tuberculosis Sequelae

Kishore Kumar

Keywords : Pulmonary impairment, quality of life, tuberculosis sequelae, tuberculosis rehabilitation

Citation Information : Kumar K. The Role of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients with Tuberculosis Sequelae. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (1):11-13.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_122_21

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


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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