Fully intermittent six month regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis in South India

Balasubramanian, Rani (1991) Fully intermittent six month regimens for pulmonary tuberculosis in South India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 38 (2). pp. 51-53.

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Fully intermittent 6-month regimens are effective in patients with organisms sensitive to anti-tuberculous drugs. In patients with organisms resistant to anti-tuberculous drugs, lower failure rates were observed in 6 months' Rifampicin regimen compared to 2 months' Rifampicin regimen. Among 6 months Rifampicin regimens, better response was obtained with Rifampicin and Isoniazid given twice a week than once a week. Streptomycin as a third drug in continuation phase has no additional benefit.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Drug Regimens, Anti-tuberculosis Drugs, Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Patients, Drug Resistance, Streptomycin
Subjects:Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Resistance
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Schedule
Chemical and Pharmacologic Phenomena > Drug Design
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3379
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:01 October 2009

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