Success of treatment of tuberculosis in a general medical unit
Krishnakumar, P.K. and Pulimood, B.M. (1978) Success of treatment of tuberculosis in a general medical unit. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 25 (3). pp. 132-134.
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One hundred and eighty eight consecutive patients were treated in the weekly Tuberculosis Follow-up Clinic under Department of Medicine Form-I, of Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore during 2 years. (1975-77). Forty-seven patients (59.5 %) out of 79 who started treatment 18 months ago completed the course of chemo-therapy and were declared cured. Drug resistance has been noted in 9 (4.7 %) patients and relapse in 2 patients. Side effect of Streptomycin was noticed in 21 % of patients and of Thiace-tazone in 2.3 % but no INAH toxicity was recorded.
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