Intermittent chemotherapy in retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis

Agarwal, Sudhir K.; Roy, D.C. and Matah, S.C. (1985) Intermittent chemotherapy in retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 32 (4). pp. 179-181.

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Abstract

One hundred and twenty sputum positive, retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis out of 150 completed the full course of 39 weeks’ therapy with streptomycin, isoniazid, rifampicin and pyrazinamide. After 8 weeks of daily therapy all 4 drugs were given under supervision once a week for 7 months. Sputum conversion by culture was obtained in about 90%. The patients were followed for 12 months. Bacteriological relapse was seen in 4% of patients.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Retreatment, Sputum, Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide, Relapse, Culture, Isoniazid, Streptomycin
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Disease Attributes
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Therapeutics > Retreatment
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Pyridines
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2847
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:06 May 2008

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