Long term follow up after standard chemotherapy of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis

Gopinathav, V.P.; Jayaswai, R.; Shetty, K.J. and Ganguly, S.S. (1988) Long term follow up after standard chemotherapy of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (4). pp. 188-190.

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Two hundred ex-service personnel, presently in the age group 20-61 years, followed up for a total of 2470 person years, were analysed after they were given standard antituberculosis therapy 3 SHP/E and thereafter S2H2 for periods varying from 6-24 months to ascertain the effect of the factors, viz. age, smear/culture acid fast bacilli positivity, initial radiological extent, radiological sequelae and duration of therapy in the reactivation of the disease. The analysis revealed that eleven patients exhibited features of reactivation of the disease during the follow-up. Out of the factors considered in this study, reactivation was found more common in those who did not comply with regular and continued therapy for the recommended period

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chemotherapy, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Follow-up, Antituberculosis Therapy, Radiology, Adult, Aged, Ex-Service Personnel, INH, PAS, Ethionamide, Isonazid, Patients
Subjects:Heterocyclic Compounds > Acids, Heterocyclic > Isonicotinic Acids
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms
Persons > Occupational Groups
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Organic Chemicals > Carboxylic Acids > Hydroxy Acids > Hydroxybenzoic Acids > Salicylic Acids > Aminosalicylic Acids > p-Aminosalicylic Acid
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques > Culture Techniques
Persons > Patients
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Poisoning > Drug Toxicity
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Equipment and Supplies > Culture Media
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring > Pyridines
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3193
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:02 January 2009

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